Index of Titles Filed Under 'Fashion'

PublisherThe Funambulist2017
This conversation was recorded with Hoda Katebi, the self-defined “sarcastic (& angry) Muslim-Iranian writer, photographer, and activist living in Chicago” behind the political fashion blog JooJoo Azad (“free bird” in Farsi) to be featured in The Funambulist 15 (Jan-Feb. 2018) Clothing Politics #2. In January 2017, a few days after the inauguration of the current U.S. President and the subsequent massive feminist protest, she wrote an article entitled “Please Keep Your American Flags Off My Hijab” about which we discuss in this interview, along with many other facets of her work with regards to clothing in relation to imperialism, capitalism ...

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PublisherThe Serving Library2013
This issue poses as a retroactive non-catalog for the group exhibition White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania curated by Anthony Elms. As such, its nominal theme is Fashion. Bulletins from the edges of that world are from Angie Keefer, Robin Kinross, Joke Robaard, Brian Eno, Nick Relph, Eli Diner, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Stuart Bailey, Sarah Demeuse, Adloph Loos, Kuki Shûzô, Sanya Kantarovsky, and Perri MacKenzie.   AXIS THINKING Brian Eno A LIST OF INCORRECT THINGS Nick Relph A RUNNING COMPOSITION Perri MacKenzie BUTTONED-DOWN Robin Kinross DRY CLEAN ONLY Chris Fite-Wassilik HARDY PERENNIALS Stuart Bailey REGARDING ECONOMY Adolf ...

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Part 1: Anthony Elms (with introductions by Ellen Alderman and Gordon Hall) Part 2: Andy Roche Part 3: Edie Fake Press Release Download Poster (11″ x 17″, 300 dpi) Introductory reading “Radical Coherency” by David Antin (.pdf)

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
Hana Tajima and I recently sat down to talk about one aspect of her work as a fashion designer. Some of the clothing she designs have the particularity to incorporate the hijab (islamic veil) that currently suffers from an absolute lack of discursive complexity and contextualization. Our conversation is organized in such a way that we first describe the hijab only in its physical characteristics, as “a piece of clothe.” Once we have a grasp at its objectal properties, we then proceed to intensify it with the symbolic and political position it carries voluntarily and involuntarily within a given context. ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2013
Nothing of what we wear is politically innocent. Our clothing constitutes the skin of our public body, what Mimi Thi Nguyen calls its “epidermalization.” This public body is read through a set of norms and expectations that crystallize society’s ostracism. Mimi and I talked about normative processes that unfold themselves through clothing (the hoody, the veil, the sweatpants), as well as neo-colonial politics implemented in the various American military operations in countries like Vietnam and Afghanistan. Mimi Thi Nguyen is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of The ...

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PublisherK-hole2011
K-HOLE invites you to examine the following scenario: Company A has spent a quarter century horizontally integrating luxury brands, only to find that conglom- eration and mutual association have weakened their identity and reduced the growth of their aggregate sales. In 2011, they decide to fragMOREtate their com- pany by specializing their sub-brands to an extreme. They are now Companies A—Z, establishing each of their brands as autonomous corporations under the contract that each license only one luxury good. Company C now sells only cappuccinos.   K-HOLE is a trend forecasting group based in New York. It was founded by Greg Fong, Sean ...

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PublisherK-hole2012
After releasing their mobile shopping app in 2011, Company A noticed a gradual decline in the sales of their signature California camping gear. They realized that the flood of mobile shopping options had the unintended result of exhausting consumer enthusiasm. The pressure to purchase, promoted by all-points checkout, left consumers with a bad case of buyer’s remorse: they had bought the right thing, but at the wrong time. … K-HOLE is a trend forecasting group based in New York. It was founded by Greg Fong, Sean Monahan, Chris Sherron, Emily Segal, and Dena Yago.

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PublisherBadlands Unlimited2012
From 1999 to 2001, the New York-based collaborative project Bernadette Corporation produced Made In USA, a magazine that combined fashion, art, music, and critique as an experiment in creating “a place we can all disappear to, instead of being anti-everything and writing the new manifesto, or instead of being pro-everything and buying the latest CD.” Artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Peter Fend, and Jutta Koether showed work and wrote alongside philosophers and critics like Sylvere Lotringer, Paul Virilio, and Chris Kraus. For three issues, Made In USA mapped out the cultural terrain for a generation of artists living in New ...

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PublisherBadlands Unlimited2012
From 1999 to 2001, the New York-based collaborative project Bernadette Corporation produced Made In USA, a magazine that combined fashion, art, music, and critique as an experiment in creating “a place we can all disappear to, instead of being anti-everything and writing the new manifesto, or instead of being pro-everything and buying the latest CD.” Artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Peter Fend, and Jutta Koether showed work and wrote alongside philosophers and critics like Sylvere Lotringer, Paul Virilio, and Chris Kraus. For three issues, Made In USA mapped out the cultural terrain for a generation of artists living in New ...

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PublisherBadlands Unlimited2012
From 1999 to 2001, the New York-based collaborative project Bernadette Corporation produced Made In USA, a magazine that combined fashion, art, music, and critique as an experiment in creating “a place we can all disappear to, instead of being anti-everything and writing the new manifesto, or instead of being pro-everything and buying the latest CD.” Artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Peter Fend, and Jutta Koether showed work and wrote alongside philosophers and critics like Sylvere Lotringer, Paul Virilio, and Chris Kraus. For three issues, Made In USA mapped out the cultural terrain for a generation of artists living in New ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2015
This conversation is the third one about the formation of a public body through clothing. Although this discussion was not intended to mostly focus on head garments, most of it can be gathered under this…cap. Through the two examples of the creation of the Gandhi cap during the Indian movement for the independence, and the hijab, we explore the two books written by Emma Tarlo, Clothing Matters (1996) and Visibly Muslim (2010). We particularly insist on the political semiology of these garments, which dooms any definite interpretation to fail, but recognizes their capacity to construct a collective identity and the potential for solidarity that this implies. Emma ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
This (bilingual) conversation with clothing designer Liliam Dooley has for object her most recent work, Project X (see below) for which she cut two distinct second-hand dresses and assemble them together to produce a third one. The particularity of this project is to voluntarily function with low costs of production in order to address a broader social audience than unique clothing usually does. Creativity and economic justice are therefore involved by a designer who has for aim to disappear. These clothing are the meeting point of three designers (the two original ones and Liliam), but also three bodies who influence ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
The multiplicity of mediums used by Erin Manning to address the Spinozist question of “what can a body do” certainly influences this conversation and its “start from the middle,” a Deleuzian notion of which she is particularly fond. Through fashion design, literature, dance and philosophy, we repeatedly explores how little we know of the body. This ignorance is however balanced by our certitude that all design/politics that consider the body in a normative manner rather than in its singularity will indubitably hurt it rather than work with it. Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in ...

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