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Cross-cultural influences: Appreciation vs. Appropriation

Cross-cultural influences: Appreciation vs. Appropriation Sotho women displaying their beautiful traditional blankets A specific kind of copying is when the intellectual property of a group of people or a culture is “stolen”. [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Fashion Blog|

Traditional No-Sew Dressing

Traditional No-Sew Dressing In the last blog we looked at the clothing of ancient cultures, namely the Egyptians, Greek and Romans, and how they used uncut cloth to drape garments that required no sewing. [...]

August 18th, 2017|Fashion Blog|

Wrap/drape Dressing: The Ancient Option for Those Who Hate Sewing

Wrap/drape Dressing: The Ancient Option for Those Who Hate Sewing Trying to keep up with scientific discoveries and the resulting theories about the origins of humankind, seems like a fulltime occupation, nowadays. Currently the [...]

July 21st, 2017|Fashion Blog|

2nd Semester starts at Elizabeth Galloway

2nd Semester starts at Elizabeth Galloway Welcome back, everyone! It’s the middle of July, and mid-winter, but here at the Academy our hearts are beating warmly. 18 July is international Nelson Mandela Day, and [...]

July 14th, 2017|Fashion Blog|
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Managing Trans-Seasonal Dressing

Managing Trans-Seasonal Dressing Artwork by Erin Fitzhugh Gregory The change of season is a frustrating time wardrobe-wise. One day it is warm, and the next, cold. It sometimes even seems as if [...]

June 30th, 2017|Fashion Blog|