This week on Sew & Tell, I am honored to feature a conversation with Adrienne Jones, Professor of Fashion Design at Pratt Institute and designer in her own right, who organized the current Pratt exhibit Black Dress. The exhibit shines a spotlight on the work from ten contemporary black designers, at a time when that population is sorely underrepresented in the world of fashion. Join us as Adrienne shares about her own career path in design and fashion education, how her godmother inspired Black Dress, the evolution of the exhibit and its featured designers, and more.
Plus, a playlist chock-full of new music, including the latest from TEEN, Real Estate, and Ages & Ages! So tune in & turn it up – it’s time for fashion on BTR!
Images from the Black Dress exhibit at Pratt Institute, organized by Prof. Adrienne Jones
(Photos by Peter Tannenbaum)
Designs from Tracy Reese
Design by Donna Dove
Design by Stephen Burrows
Design by LaQuan Smith
Design by Jeffrey Banks
Designs from Byron Lars
More on the black fashion population:
– A great exhibit at the Chicago History Museum on The Ebony Fashion Fair, running now through May 11.
– Jezebel’s dismal statistics on diversity during Fashion Week.
– A wonderful article from Huff Po on Zelda Wynn Valdes, the Broadway costume designer who created the original Playboy Bunny look!
– A beautiful photograph of Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding dress, designed by Ann Lowe.
(Photo by Jeremy Balderson)
March 7 – Savannah Stopover – Savannah, GA
March 8 – Club One – Savannah, GA
March 9 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
March 10 – 12th & Porter – Nashville, TN
March 12 & 13 – SXSW – Austin, TX
March 16 – Lola’s Saloon – Fort Worth, TX
March 18 – Double Happiness – Columbus, OH
March 21 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
April 24 – Album Release Party @ Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
(Photo by Kristie Muller)
March 7 – SAT – Montreal, Quebec
March 8 – 425 Adelaide Street West – Toronto, Ontario
March 15 – SXSW – Austin, TX
April 10 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
April 11 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
April 12 – Voyeur – Philadelphia, PA
April 13 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
April 15 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC
April 16 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
April 18 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
April 19 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
April 22 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
April 23 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
April 24 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
April 25 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
April 27 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
April 28 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
April 29 – Electric Owl Social Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
May 2 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
May 3 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
May 4 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
May 17 – Broadcast – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 20 – XOYO – London, United Kingdom
May 23 & 24 – Spring Attitude Festival – Rome, Italy
May 29 – Kranhalle @ Feierwerk – Munich, Germany
May 30 – Berghain Kantine – Berlin, Germany
June 6 – Übel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
June 8 – Melkweg Oude Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 9 – Nouveau Casino – Paris, France
June 12 – Shoko – Madrid, Spain
Stone Jack Jones
(Photo by Zack Spiger)
March 4 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
May 19 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
May 21 – Upstairs, World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 22 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 23 – DC9 Nightclub – Washington, D.C.
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