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YOSHIKO IWAMOTO WADA is an artist, author, curator, textile researcher and has long been an exponent of traditional and sustainable practices in fashion and textile production. She holds a BFA in Textile Art from Kyoto City Fine Arts University, MFA in Painting from University of Colorado, Boulder, and has studied Japanese silk embroidery, ikat weaving and indigo dyeing. She consults to designers including; Christina Kim of DOSA Inc., Los Angeles and Colleen Atwood for the movie ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’
The lecture will explore the complex strands and diverse approaches being taken by contemporary Japanese designers. With a focus on textiles and clothing, the selected case studies will highlight the extraordinary and innovative designs which seamlessly merge the boundaries between art and design; traditions and focus on textiles and clothing, the selected case studies will highlight their extraordinary and innovative designs which seamlessly merge the boundaries between art and design; traditional and technology; and makers and market.
Case studies include: Issey Miyake, Tokyo; Jurgen Lehl of Tokyo; sou sou in Kyoto, Christina Kim of dosa inc in L.A., Organic Cotton/ Appachi in India; Arimatsu/Narumi shibori center and Suzuan e.K. in Germany.
If you get to ACAD a little early you can look around the fantastic exhibition by Summer Residency participants at Contextural's post-residency show.
Here is their pamphlet. (though a little difficult to read as I only had a pdf... I will replace if you guys send me a jpg. - thanks).