Happy Friday, and happy official start to the holiday shopping season! On today’s show, I’m joined by Alice Wu of Feral Childe, one of my personal favorite clothing lines. I first interviewed Alice last August, and we spoke about her and partner Moriah Carlson’s design work, the launch of their collaborative label, some of the challenges of sustainable production, and their copyright suit against Forever 21, due to the theft of one of their original print designs. Today, I get to catch up with Alice about the resolution of the law suit, their current F/W 2012 collection titled “Infinite Librarian,” and some exciting changes and opportunities that have come to Feral Childe over the last year.
Plus, news on some Small Business Saturday shopping opportunities, along with a playlist full of new tracks from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Babies, Only You, and more from the new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. So join us in giving thanks for independent fashion & music, on BreakThru Radio!
This is the beautiful Compass Dress that I purchased this summer from Kaight boutique – isn’t it lovely?
(Photo by Feral Childe)
*Follow Feral Childe on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for updates on their new designs, events, and inspiration! And click here for all the details on tomorrow’s Infinite Librarian Trunk Show at Peper & Parlor in Hoboken (who, btw, also have a great selection of shoes!)
More goodies & info:
*Great California designers, as mentioned by Alice, include (but not limited to): Serial Cultura, Jasmin Zorlu, Lauren Wolf, and Micaela Greg.
*Here’s info on Alice’s go-to spots in Oakland – Clausen House Thrift Shop and East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse – as well as the EBDCR sister center in NYC, Materials for the Arts.
*Check out this article from Fashionista about the Forever 21 knock off print – I’d say Feral Childe has a pretty air-tight case, don’t you think?
*If you’ve ever been curious about fashion law, here’s a new educational institute dedicated to the speciality, as well as a great blog about designer knock offs.
*Info on the Made in America Holiday Challenge and Small Business Saturday.
*Cold Picnic in Brooklyn are having a stellar SBS sale! Plus, their wares will also be at an amazing sale next weekend hosted by the Textile Arts Center, featuring tons of great local designers including Dusen Dusen, Alexandra Grecco, Fischer, and more. I’m headed there myself on Saturday & hope to see you there!
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
(Photo by Shervin Lainez)
April 8 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Antony & The Johnsons
(Photo by Nacho Alegre Photos)
March 6 – Salle Pleyel – Paris, France
Here We Go Magic
(Photo by Bryant Eslava)
Dec 1 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, United Kingdom
(Photo by Joe Perez)
Nov 25 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 3 – The Holland Project – Reno, NV
Dec 6 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
Dec 8 – VLHS Warehouse – Pomona, CA
Dec 9 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 10 – Eleven – San Diego, CA
Dec 15 – Bryan Street Tavern – Dallas, TX
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