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Style Migrations: South-South Networks Of African Fashion, Victoria L. Rovine 2016 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Style Migrations: South-South Networks Of African Fashion, Victoria L. Rovine

Artl@s Bulletin

Fashion design from Africa and by African designers provides a rich source of information about south-south networks of influence and inspiration. Using several case studies, this article explores the products of cultural interactions between Africa and other world regions, and between cultures within Africa, to illuminate south-south networks of innovation. Case studies include the work of Sakina M’Sa, Maimouna Diallo, and the distinctive embroidery of northern Mali known as “Ghana Boy” style.


Hi, Magic Closet, Tell Me What To Wear!, Si Liu, Tam Nguyen, Jiashi Feng, Meng Wang, Shuicheng Yan 2016 National University of Singapore

Hi, Magic Closet, Tell Me What To Wear!, Si Liu, Tam Nguyen, Jiashi Feng, Meng Wang, Shuicheng Yan

Tam Nguyen

In this demo, we present a practical system, "magic closet," for automatic occasion-oriented clothing pairing. Given a user-input occasion, e.g., wedding or shopping, the magic closet intelligently and automatically pairs the user-specified reference clothing (upper body or lower body) with the most suitable one from online shops. Two key criteria are explicitly considered for the magic closet system. One criterion is to dress properly, e.g., compared to suit pants, it is more decent to wear a cocktail dress for a banquet occasion. The other criterion is to dress aesthetically, e.g., a red T-shirt matches better with white ...


Tailor Made, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Tailor Made

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Aesthetics and practicality make fine dancing partners at the HKDI's Department of Fashion and Image Design, where Liz McLafferty encourages students to explore the boundaries between the inperatives of art and the needs of society.


Jean Genie, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Jean Genie

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Koyo William is now an internationally recognised fashion designer with his own label, but his story began at the HKDI, where he first understood the power of creativity and jeans that fit in all the right places.


Phoenix Rising, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Phoenix Rising

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The Miao people of Central China have a rich tradition of handmade costumes that have inspired baute couture designers at Dior and Chanel, but despite the work's beauty their culture is under threat. To help support the survival of their heritage the fashion department at the HKDI has developed a range of internationally acclaimed projects that are taking the Miao's creativity to the world stage.


Material Innovation, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Material Innovation

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Science and design have never been closer, with innovative textiles and other materials changing the way we think about garments and fashion.


Keeping In Fashion, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Keeping In Fashion

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The Fashion Archive at Hong Kong Design Institute is a treasure trove of historical and significant pieces. We explore the huge collection and discover how it's helping to launch new careers.


Far From Useless, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Far From Useless

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Ma Ke, China's most celebrated fashion designer, has been creating haute couture for her brand, Wuyong, for nearly a decade. She speaks to Tom Pattinson at her Beijing studio.


A Fitting Tribute, Eunice Tsang 2016 Vocational Training Council

A Fitting Tribute, Eunice Tsang

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

We explore the history of the qipao, and how this iconic dress has come to represent so much


Caring For Creativity, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Caring For Creativity

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

From August to October this year fashion retailer Joyce showcased four new designer brands selected by HKDI. The pop-up boutique project at PMQ was called "Talent Shop" and aimed to provide young designers with a concrete business platform to showcase their work.


Distance Learning, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Distance Learning

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The Travelling Fashionistas arrived in Hong Kong this summer to present their novel approach to design education, based on a mixture of international awareness and a hands-on approach to tools and materials


East Meets West, 2016 Vocational Training Council

East Meets West

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

A unique fashion shoot involving young designers from Hong Kong and Belgium took place at HKDI in February. Linda Van Waesberge directed the shoot and shared her insights into the contemporary fashion industry with Daisy Zhong.


Alien Resurrections, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Alien Resurrections

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Angus Tsui burst on to the fashion scene, if you'll excuse the metaphor, with his striking Xenomorph graduation collection. He's now in the forefront of eco-friendly fashion design, recycling the bits that other designers discard into bold new creations that are impossible to ignore.


Symbolic Style, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Symbolic Style

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The tide of fashion ebbs and flows but designers from Belgium have a knack of creating work that is both timeless and innovative, as revealed in Dress Code, a compelling new exhibition of Belgian fashion curated by Charles Kaisin and the Hong Kong Deisgn Institute.


Haute Architecture, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Haute Architecture

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Hong Kong's favourite couturier Barney Cheng spent part of his summer working with HKDI's students to create high fashion for the city's most prestigious racing event. He talked to Daisy Zhong about the insights he acquired from his young colleagues.


The Dragon Stirs, 2016 Vocational Training Council

The Dragon Stirs

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Mao JiHong is leading the charge of new Chinese designers with his emphasis on handmade craftsmanship and Asian inspired creativity. He spoke to Diasy Zhong about the rebirth of luxury manufactuing in China and the consequences for European fashion brands who have relied on easy profits in the east for too long.


Global Warning, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Global Warning

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Italian fashion legend Romeo Gigli came to Hong Kong this spring to launch his latest collection at JOYCE and he spoke exclusively to SIGNED magazine's Daisy Zhong about how the fashion world is in danger of losing its diversity.


Moving Up, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Moving Up

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The HKDI is on course to become a pioneer in environmentally conscious design by embedding the concept of sustainability into fashion at the start of the creative process.


Winds Of Change, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Winds Of Change

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

When the HKDI's annual Fashion Show and Image Show took place on two sultry nights in June, graduates from the Department of Fashion and Image Design (FID) blew a typhoon of fresh ideas across a packed audience, as they presented a series of spectacular collections on Design Boulevard. But as Daisy Zhong and Lisa Li report the extravagant shapes on display have a practical role to play in securing a future for some of Hong Kong's most talented designers.


Intellectual Property And The Protection Of Industrial Design: Are Sui Generis Protection Measures The Answer To Vocal Opponents And A Reluctant Congress?, Regan E. Keebaugh 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Intellectual Property And The Protection Of Industrial Design: Are Sui Generis Protection Measures The Answer To Vocal Opponents And A Reluctant Congress?, Regan E. Keebaugh

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

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