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Revolutionary Acts

Posted on: Monday, April 28, 2014

Mr. Larkin | latest collection

Kenta Matsushige | Grand Prix du Jury Première Vision for the 29th Hyères Festival

Simply a selection of revolutionary acts charging me up for the month to come.

(Slow) Fashion Revolution | Bulgaria and Beyond

Posted on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Milena Silvano hand-dyed shawl with local graffiti and vines in Sofia

Sassa Björg linen patch 'tile' skirt with Ceca Georgieva acorn necklace

Study NY dip-dyed organic cotton tank with botanicals from Mount Vitosha

YOD 'slow/wear' studio with botanical dye research books

Detail of Balmaseda 'tafoni jacket' with Ceca Georgieva cord necklace

A quiet moment during our slow fashion spring photo shoot

Titania Inglis designs on Mount Vitosha with Ceca Georgieva accessories

Loup Charmant at the base of Mount Vitosha

Happy Earth Day 2014. I am celebrating the goodness of exquisite handmade wearables as well as slow textiles with this Fashion Revolution Day Bulgaria feature. Please enjoy tmy recent article, 'Ancient Futures: Slow Textiles in Bulgaria' for Hand/Eye Magazine as well.

A special thanks to the above featured designers for creating such thoughtful pieces and timeless fashion statements.

If you are not already following the journey, please join Fashion Revolution Day here.

Recent Interview | She's Something

Posted on: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My favorite scissors | photo by Meredith Eves Flynn for We Are The Somethings

It is not every day that one gets to do an interview with a group of women whose aesthetic sensibility really keeps you on your toes. I adore the talented (global) team behind We Are The Somethings, so when they asked me to do an interview for their She's Something column, I was a bit floored.

It was a a great opportunity for me to better examine how I balance and interweave my family and studio life between NYC and Bulgaria. Please enjoy the feature whenever you have the time. It's a nice slow read with beautiful photos by Meredith in NYC and Nadya in Sofia. Together we are all quite something, and for this I am so grateful.

Lost in Fiber worktable in NYC | photo by Meredith Eves Flynn

Interior hues and views in Sofia | photo by Nadya Kaneva

Transparency | #InsideOut

Posted on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Transparency in fashion or any studio | maker | textile process can be a beautiful thing.

Lost in Fiber | The Gathering on the worktable in Sofia | Abigail Doan

In the days leading up to 24 April this month, I will be serving as Bulgaria's country coordinator for Fashion Revolution Day 2014. This is a critical period in fashion culture and social awareness as the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory tragedy draws near. I will be working closely with local designers, educators, and the media to remember this day and engage in alterations for the future – here in Sofia and beyond our borders.

It is an exciting time for a community that has given so much to me during the time that I have lived here. It is also the right time for the world to ask and be curious about 'Who Made Your Clothes'. Greater accountability and transparency in fashion is a shared dialogue.

There is a tremendous spectrum of design talent in Bulgaria, and I am excited to cultivate an informed appreciation for what it means to produce responsibly and with bold, indigenous creativity. I will also be writing a 'Bulgarian Maker' series for HAND/EYE magazine online as 24 April draws near. 

Please follow Fashion Revolution Bulgaria on Facebook and soon via our own country page on the official Fashion Revolution Day site.

You can also participate via
#insideout events and stories through 24 April

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