Happy Fashion Week! I hope you're all enjoying a week full of beautiful new designs, debuts, and drama. In honor of this special occasion, I have a very exciting guest on the show for you today - Tara St. James is the talented designer behind the acclaimed Brooklyn-based women's wear line Study NY. A native of Montreal, Tara studied fashion at university before becoming Creative Director for the label Covet. As her concerns with sustainable and responsible production grew, Tara eventually left Covet to begin her own line in 2009. Study NY was winner of the prestigious Eco Domani grant for sustainable design in 2011, and it's easy to see why: Tara's pieces are complex, clever, rigorous, and elegant. On today's show, Tara will share about the path that led her to start Study, her work with an ancient Japanese dyeing technique, some of the biggest issues facing sustainable production today, and what's ahead for Study NY.
Plus, great new music on the show from Deerhoof, Animal Collective, The Fresh & Onlys and more, so stick around and get ready to take notes... this is Fashion Week with Study NY here on Sew & Tell!