Vol. 32 No. 4
ABOVE: Oda, Fairytale Wedding Dress (detail), 2005; bone beads,
glass beads, silk habotai, silk organza, cotton lace trim, silk ribbons,
silk taffeta, cotton gauze, and silk/Tencel yarn (hanging dreads); hand
smocked, hand beaded, hand dreaded. Read an interview with Oda and
three other emerging designers on page 50. Photo: Nina Kim.
ON THE COVER: Sarmite Wearable Art, Ulster Coat, 2005; cashmere;
and piping. Photo: Igor Timofejev. Read more about the work
and inspirations of sisters Sarmite Svilis and Daiga Henson
in the article on page 32.
by Maureen Egan
Sarmite Svilis and Daiga Henson create outer garments inspired by travel, history, and
their Latvian roots.
by Jacqueline M. Atkins
A new exhibition and accompanying book look at garments from the Asia-Pacific War
and how they expressed wartime spirit and sacrifice.
ADORNED IN IDEAS
by Jessica Hemmings, Lauren Whitley, and Shana Nys Dambrot
Garment forms are used by Lucy Orta, Lalla Essaydi, and Lisa Anne Auerbach to
explore concepts related to contemporary politics and society.
IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
by Janet Collins
Through his zero-waste philosophy and nearly spiritual engagement with textile
processes, Akihiko Izukura imbues his garments with beauty and a sense of peace.
OFF THE GROUND: FOUR WEARABLE-ART BUSINESSES TAKE FLIGHT
by Rhonda Sonnenberg
A Q&A with a diverse group of makers: Katherine Soucie of Sans Soucie, Michèle
Oberdieck, Agnieszka Kulon of Kreatia, and Angie and Maggie Kim and Mandalyn Begay
of Oda. How did they get started? How do they work? What challenges are they facing?
News and Notes
SOFA Chicago Highlights
Notes from the Festival of Quilts
Basket Collectors Sara and David Lieberman
Twist & Shout: The New Needle Arts
Furisode on View
ON THE WEB:
Jil Weinstock: Revealed in Rubber
Sue Lawty: Work in Tapestry, Stone, and Words
Karen Nicol: Skirts Laced with Spirit
A showcase of clothing as form
ON THE WEB: Tamar Stone's Corset Books
Yohji Yamamoto: An Utter Regard for Cloth
Cuchama: Holy Archetypes
Thirty-Five Years of Artwear
Marion Wilson’s Tender, Diverse Works
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Right: Lisa Anne Auerbach, Lisa (Zoso) Sweater and Straight Edge (Poseur) Skirt, 2005; wool; machine knit. Snown with a handknit hat and machine-knit arm warmers. Read about Auerbach's work and two other artists that express their bliefs through clothing in the article on page 40. Photo by the artist.