Posts Tagged ‘fashion’


Aug16

Artist creates 3D-printed fashion

2016 at 09:22 pm by admin | Comments Off

Article3DDress1
Article3DDressc

Tel Aviv fashion artist Danit Peleg strives to bring tech into her fashion design with her new wave of 3D-printed fabric! The clothes, which are made from a durable, rubber-like material, started as a prospective idea in 2015, and have since took the form of clothing in a variety of colors and designs. The dresses take advantage of FilaFlex, which is a 3D printed material that stretches and feels comfortable against skin, as opposed to standard 3D-printed filament that is brittle and rough, making it unsuitable for use as clothing. The designs, due to their printed nature, are easily sharable, and can be printed in under 100 hours using modern printers. A trend that has been picking up speed recently, 3D-printed fashion and clothing is quickly becoming the talk of the town, and Peleg’s design are sure to turn heads!

Article3DDress2
Article3DDressc

Aug09

PUSHEEN PARTY FASHION CONTEST!

2016 at 04:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

PusheenFashionBanner6

This Saturday, come dressed to impress in your best Pusheen-inspired look for your chance to win awesome prizes! As part of our superfun Pusheen Party on August 13th, we invite you to get creative — looks can be anything from cosplay to kawaii to face painting to fashion based on a Pusheen color palette and beyond — anything goes as long as it ties back somehow to our friend Pusheen and makes us smile. All ages and genders are welcome to participate. Visit the Pusheen official Facebook page for tons of character and prop inspiration!

Possible ideas:

- Original fashion with Pusheen iconography
- Handmade Pusheen props that match your outfit
- Elaborate Pusheen nail art or makeup
- a styled look using Pusheen colors and concepts

Prizes will be awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Judging will take place at 4pm sharp at TOMODACHI.

1st Prize: 24″ Pusheen Plush + $100 TOMODACHI Gift Card & Gift Bag
2nd Prize: Pusheen Donut Plush + $50 TOMODACHI Gift Card & Gift Bag
3rd Prize: Pusheen Plush + $25 TOMODACHI Gift Card & Gift Bag

Celebrity Judges:

pusheen-sam

Samantha Rei, Fashion Designer, Illustrator & Author // www.samantharei.com

Samantha R. Crossland began her fashion design career with her label “Blasphemina’s Closet”, one of the first Lolita clothing lines in the US, in 2000. After closing “Blasphemina’s Closet” in September of 2013, she started anew with her new eponymous label “Samantha Rei”. “Samantha Rei” embodies the sweetness, femininity and attention to detail that has come to be expected from the designer.She’s been featured in Huffington Post, Shojo Beat, the American Gothic and Lolita Bible, Gothic Beauty, Glamour UK and Vogue UK. Samantha was named one of 2014 City Pages “Artists of the Year” and 2016 Best of the Twin Cities “Best Fashion Show” and Reader’s Choice “Best Local Fashion Designer.” In 2015 she authored and illustrated a how-to book on subculture fashion design called Steampunk and Cosplay Fashion Design and Illustration. Samantha strives to help women feel confident, strong and comfortable in their own skin. She believes they can all be beautiful warriors.

pusheen-christopher

Christopher Straub, Project Runway Season 6 Fashion Designer & Children’s Book Author // www.christopherstraub.myshopify.com/

Christopher Straub is a Twin Cities based fashion and accessories designer who gain national exposure on season 6 of Project Runway. Since his time on the show Christopher has worked on projects with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Maurices, Target, Yoplait and PBS. He’s also been featured in such magazines as US Weekly, Star, People, and O Oprah Magazine. Even though fashion is still his focus, Straub has found success with his series of children’s books and plush toys.

Jun30

KAWS x Nancy Gonzalez bag collection

2016 at 05:03 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleKAWSGonzalez
All images © Nancy Gonzales

Internationally renowned graphic artist KAWS has collaborated with fashion design company Nancy Gonzalez for a line of brand-new themed bags! This new collection of bags features KAWS’s trademark X-eyes as decals on a set of monochromatic-themed tote and crossbody bags. These bags will be released as a set of limited-edition collectibles, and are part of an ongoing series of artist collaborations with Nacny Gonzalez, which includes works from artists like Dr. Lakra, Richard Phillips, Jim Hodges, and more. The bags will be released sometime in 2017 in short supply, so look forward to these brand-new KAWS collectibles!

Oct07

TOMODACHI x Envision Fashion Show

2015 at 01:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

Envision2

We were happy to partner with Public Functionary, Ignite Models and V2 to co-sponsor Envision, the largest, longest running fashion show in Minnesota. Held at beautiful Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, this glamorous event brought out the most stylish of people, from designers, artists, creatives to fashion fans and buyers. TOMODACHI partnered with our friends at Public Functionary on the VIP Room experience, which included collaborating on a vibrant mt tape photo booth installation. Photographer Alex Butterfield shot guests against the colorful washi backdrop while illustrator Allegra Lockstadt created digital illustrations over the images live on a projector for all to see.

Also in the VIP room, TOMODACHI hosted a table with an mt tape art activity and display, helmed by charming staffer Niki, who chatted with guests and sold plenty of mt tape to the fashionable masses.

On top of that, TOMODACHI donated 300 gift bags for the VIP runway guests, which we embellished at the last minute with fun washi tape designs with the help of our friends at PF.

Thanks to Public Functionary, Ignite Models and V2 for inviting us to participate! Special thanks also goes out to Kate Iverson for all of her enthusiasm for mt and washi tape!

Envision4

Envision1

Envision5

Envision7

Envision3

Envision8

Envision9
Photos: Niki Tombaga and Kate Iverson

Learn more about envision www.envisionmpls.com

Sep22

Mechademia conference returns to MCAD this fall

2015 at 01:34 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleMechademia1

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, or MCAD for short, will once again be bringing anime and Asian culture to the Twin Cities with their annual Mechademia conference! Originally titled “School Girls and Mobile Suits”, the Mechademia conference was originally founded in 2001 as a means for discussion of Asian culture and its influence in design, fashion, and art from all over the world. The three-day event has often hosted a number of talks and events hosted by internationally renowned artists in the past, including “Cowboy Bebop” and “Ghost in the Shell” screenwriter Dai Sato and art critic Hiroki Azuma, and will be hosting art and talks this year from manga artist Tomoko Taniguchi, fashion artist Novala Takemoto, videogame designer Brianna Wu, and more!

ArticleMechademia2

On top of that, the event hosts a wide variety of workshops and hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages, and even a runway fashion show! The event even publishes an annual “Mechademia” art book, which has received international praise. Special thanks goes out to Samantha Rei Crossland and Frenchy Lunning for helping make this event a reality every year! The Mechademia conference will take place this month from September 25th to the 27th, so make sure to get your tickets and check out this awesome annual experience! Click here to find out more about Mechademia and MCAD!

Jul22

Sailor Moon Crystal inspires new apparel series

2015 at 12:28 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleSailorMoonApparel1

With the new Sailor Moon Crystal animated series ending its first season of episodes recently, Japanese fashion design company Secret Honey has collaborated with the internationally popular anime and manga franchise to release a number of exclusive pieces of apparel featuring Sailor Moon-themed designs and characters! These new fashionable outfits include a skirt/sweater combo that mimics the look of the school outfits seen in the anime, and features the silhouette of mascot cat Luna as well as designs based off items like the Moon Stick and Crystal Star Compact. The skirt/sweater set can be bought together for $195, or bought as individual pieces.

ArticleSailorMoonApparel2

Also available through this new fashion line are dresses based off of Princess Serenity’s gown! The dress comes in two styles, each featuring a printed silhouette of either Princess Serenity or Prince Endymion. The dresses retail for $145 each, or fans can opt for a shorter camisole version of the dress that features a print of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask for just over $100. Finally, a white blouse featuring the Moon Stick, Crystal Star Compact, and Sailor Guardian insignia printed onto it will be available for $115. All of these exclusive designer pieces will be made available on July 24th through Secret Honey’s official website, and will debut in Secret Honey stores across Japan on July 25th. Sailor Moon fans don’t want to miss out on the chance to own some of this signature apparel for themselves!

ArticleSailorMoonApparel3

Jul16

JW Anderson redesigns the Coke bottle

2015 at 12:23 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleAndersonCoke

International fashion designer and artist Jonathan Anderson will be lending a creative hand in redesigning the iconic Coke bottle this August! Anderson, who has led the JW Anderson collection of apparel since 2008, has worked together with the Coca-Cola Company to design a new look for the Diet Coke bottle. This fresh take on a classic cultural icon is based on Anderson’s on autumn/winter 2015 knitwear collection, and will launch alongside exclusive T-shirts and notebooks featuring similar designs from Anderson. This won’t be the first time Coke has worked with art in their product; the company has previously enlisted the help of artists and designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Patricia Field, and Marc Jaboks in designing limited edition bottles. These new JW Anderson Coke bottles will go on sale starting August 17.

May12

Sanrio’s new DC Comics fashion line

2015 at 11:49 am by admin | Comments Off

ArticleSanrioDC

In their newest collaborative effort, Sanrio and Warner Bros. have released their newest line of Hello Kitty x DC Comics apparel! The line, which originally debuted globally this February with Batman and Superman-themed merchandise, released a new series of three DC comics watches. These watches join the previous ones with brand-new designs, this time featuring Hello Kitty dressed as super-heroines like Batgirl, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman. On top of that, a new line of women’s nightwear was also released, featuring these new designs as well as the original Batman and Superman decorations. This collaboration between Sanrio and Warner Bros. shows no signs of slowing down either, as more DC-inspired watches are scheduled to release later this year.

ArticleSanrioDC2

May06

Quicksilver’s business wetsuits make waves in style

2015 at 01:07 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleWetsuit

In a move to made the longtime sport of surfing a classy affair for everyone involved, Quicksilver Japan has released their unique new “true wetsuits”, fashioned after clean-cut office wear! These suits are perfectly suitable for the aquatic sport, and are made from stretchable neoprene material alongside Quicksilver’s patented “dry flight” technology, keeping the user dry and trendy at the same time. The suits even come with tie, waterproof pants, and no-slip shoes! Hoping that users can quickly shift from office work to playtime without a uniform change, Quicksilver has made three different types of suits available: office smart, casual friday, and party tuxedo. Check out the videos below to see the suits in action!


Mar02

Gary Baseman x Coach in spring 2015

2015 at 03:46 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleBasemanCoach

Gary Baseman is coming to women’s apparel this spring! Announced at last fall’s New York Fashion Week, the new line of Coach apparel and accessories will feature a variety of Gary Baseman’s designs and characters, bringing his iconic art style to life in wardrobes across the world. Baseman has collaborated closely with Coach on the creation of these new series of designs, entitled “Spring Girl”, going so far as to set up a studio office directly at Coach headquarters for the release. The “Spring Girl” series tells the tale of a girl and her imaginary creatures, and will be featured on shirts, purses, key chains, phone cases, and more. These fashionable Baseman-themed accessories will be available this spring.