Virginia Tech: Historical costume descriptors bridge gap between past and present

Virginia Tech: Historical costume descriptors bridge gap between past and present. “The objective is to compare language from the past with new language that we use today to describe costume artifacts across different time periods. The Oris Glisson Historic Costume and Textile Collection will be digitized and made available to the public, increasing accessibility and access.”

Input Magazine: Dior’s debut digital clothing arrives through Gran Turismo 7

Input Magazine: Dior’s debut digital clothing arrives through Gran Turismo 7. “Dior is revving up for its first digital clothing project. The luxury label has partnered with racing game Gran Turismo 7, one of the longest running franchises in the gaming world, to bring its styles to the virtual world. The digital collection was designed by Kim Jones and will include avatar skins and a customized vintage car.”

Hackaday: OpenJewelry, No Pliers Required

Hackaday: OpenJewelry, No Pliers Required. “Whereas some people might simply lament the lack of a (stable) Thingiverse-type site for, say, jewelry designs, those people aren’t Hackaday’s own [Adam Zeloof]. With nowhere to share designs among engineering-oriented friends, [Adam] took the initiative and created OpenJewelry, a site for posting open-source jewelry and wearable art designs as well as knowledge about techniques, materials, and processes.”

Denver Post: This Denver shoe shiner’s videos might put you to sleep — but that’s the point

Denver Post: This Denver shoe shiner’s videos might put you to sleep — but that’s the point. “Today, [Jason] Dornstar makes many of his videos in the back room of Homer Reed Ltd., a family-owned menswear store across from the historic Brown Palace Hotel. Tucked away behind the dressing rooms, his space isn’t glamorous by any means — he’s set up at a workshop bench in a grimy corner decorated with trinkets and stickers, a shelf lined with rows of cans filled with polish, wax and creams. A shiny silver YouTube creator award stands out against the clutter, commemorating the day he passed 100,000 subscribers. He calls his corner the ‘Shine Dungeon.’”

Newswise: Study Finds Plus Size Models Rising Presence on Social Media

Newswise: Study Finds Plus Size Models Rising Presence on Social Media. “Collectively, 144 plus-sized models had 51 million followers and 190,000 total posts. While the top 10 highest paid mainstream models averaged 38 million followers compared to the top 10 plus sized models with an average of approximately 3.8 million followers, there was no significant difference between the average likes per post, comments per post and total posts between the top mainstream models and top plus-sized models.”

Penn State: Project receives grant to inventory School of Theatre’s Fashion Archive

Penn State: Project receives grant to inventory School of Theatre’s Fashion Archive. “Carolyn Lucarelli, manager of the Center for Virtual/Material Studies (CVMS) in the College of Arts and Architecture, has received the 2022 Visual Resources Association (VRA) Project Grant. She will use the $3,000 grant to create a digital inventory of the Fashion Archive in collaboration with co-principal investigator Charlene Gross, assistant professor of costume design in the Penn State School of Theatre.”

WWD: Untold Stories of Designers Who Dressed First Ladies Is Focus of New Virtual Exhibition

WWD: Untold Stories of Designers Who Dressed First Ladies Is Focus of New Virtual Exhibition. “Eight unsung and primarily lesser-known seamstresses, dressmakers and fashion designers, who dressed first ladies for some essential public appearances, are getting their due in the new digital exhibition, ‘Glamour and Innovation: The Women Behind the Seams of Fashion at the White House.’”

PRWeb: ‘Legiteem8’ App Authenticates and Appraises Vintage T-Shirts Through Crowdsourcing (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: ‘Legiteem8’ App Authenticates and Appraises Vintage T-Shirts Through Crowdsourcing (PRESS RELEASE). “Award-winning vintage authority Defunkd and U.S. apparel company Citees have announced the launch of Legiteem8, a new vintage t-shirt authentication and appraisal app. The app is the first of its kind to harness the power of a global community of experts to verify and value vintage tees. Users have free access to a social-based experience that invites other vintage enthusiasts and experts to vote and comment on an item’s legitimacy and price.”

The Verge: The Archive Saving Home Sewing History From The Trash

New-to-me, from The Verge: The Archive Saving Home Sewing History From The Trash. ” The Commercial Pattern Archive is one of the few projects in the world that safeguards these documents that are fragile, easily forgotten, and born to die. A labor of love and insistence on the part of a small team of historians, costume designers, archivists, and hobbyists, the archive began in the 1990s and includes a physical stash and digital database of English-language patterns unparalleled in its scope and depth. CoPA is home to around 56,000 physical patterns going back to the 1800s, along with books, pamphlets, journals, and other related material.”

Globe and Mail: Introducing the Black Fashion Canada Database

Globe and Mail: Introducing the Black Fashion Canada Database. “Launched this week, [the site] hosts a profile of each individual, breaking down their early life and career and how they broke barriers in the fashion world. [Charmaine] Gooden and her team have prepared stories on legendary Black models, actors and performers from across Canada, including Hondo Flemming, Linda Carter, Denise McLeod and Ethne Grimes de Viennes, many of whom are alive and agreed to be interviewed for the series.”

Mixmag: Charlotte De Witte’s Label KNTXT Launches New Archive Dedicated To ‘90s Belgian Nightlife

Mixmag: Charlotte De Witte’s Label KNTXT Launches New Archive Dedicated To ‘90s Belgian Nightlife. “Charlotte de Witte’s label KNTXT has curated a brand new archive charting the history of Belgian nightlife through the late ‘80s and ‘90s. Époque promises to ‘bootleg, document and pay tribute to Belgian discotheque culture’ through photographs, flyers, stories, and other memoirs from Belgium’s clubbing heyday.”

NPR: Asian founders work to steer the narrative as beauty trends pull from their cultures

NPR: Asian founders work to steer the narrative as beauty trends pull from their cultures. “As social media influencers mainstream and rebrand Asian-inspired techniques, wellness experts and founders in the Asian diaspora are trying to preserve the integrity of their cultures’ rituals. ‘If we — brands like us who are authentic in how we pursue this — don’t do that, then that’s where the stories and the culture gets lost,’ [Rooshy] Roy said. ‘And then, we think that, you know, Gwyneth Paltrow is the one who discovered turmeric, when in reality it’s like something that’s so sacred to our heritage for centuries.’”

Drapers: New website to support Ukrainian fashion brands launches

Drapers: New website to support Ukrainian fashion brands launches. “The platform… aims to help Ukrainian clothing, jewellery and accessories brands that still have access to their collections and can ship items worldwide, following Russia’s invasion on 24 February. Ukrainian fashion brands showcased on the website include Dhuz, Poustovit, and Alice K, among others.”

BuzzFeed News: Male Fashion Influencers Are Saving Basic Men Everywhere

BuzzFeed News: Male Fashion Influencers Are Saving Basic Men Everywhere. “There’s a growing niche of TikTok guys who show their peers how to elevate their style. Take Ethan Glenn. Glenn posts his outfits, hauls, and sponcon for an audience of over 300,000. This isn’t groundbreaking content. But considering that a whopping 84% of influencers doing sponcon on Instagram are women, it’s noteworthy that more guys are finally getting in the game. After years of women running the fashion show online, it turns out that men want to be influenced too.”