Last weekend I went to the Cooper Hewitt Museum to see the exhibit Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse which focuses on three designers who incorporate environmental sustainability into their work: Luisa Cevese, Reiko Sudo, and one of my personal favorites, Christina Kim, the founder of Los Angeles-based fashion brand Dosa.
The focus of the exhibit was to rethink the design and production process of textiles in order to recover waste materials before they impact the environment.
Some designs by Christina Kim that were on display. Kim’s deep respect for India’s handweavers inspired her to develop a clothing line using offcuts from handwoven cloth.
Some pieces on display were a textile by Japanese designer Reiko Sudo of Nuno, made from 100% raw silk, and a bag made from silk threads and polyurethane by Italian designer Luisa Cevese Riedizioni.
This small put powerful exhibit beautifully summarized the work of these important designers and the necessity of sustainability in the textile industry.
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