It’s fine to choose styles from other cultures; the key is to be conscious about what you’re doing. Fashion psychologist Dr. Dawnn Karen provides some thoughtful advice.
Wax-print cotton kimonos! Lacquer tribal stools! Since living in Japan, Cameroon-born artist Serge Mouangue has been creating the most fascinating aesthetic fusion.
A Q&A with Khalida Brohi of the Sughar Empowerment Society in Pakistan.
What might our clothes look like in 50 years? Textile designer Suzanne Lee thinks the answer lies far beyond the traditional borders of fashion design. She’s experimenting with making materials from living organisms. Might we really wear a bustier made of bacteria? Lee makes her case.
Maya Penn is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. Oh, and she’s only 13.