Sew & Tell

Premiere DateAug 5, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: You Brought Joy Erik Gundel)
02:50 Interview with Alice Wu of Feral Childe
09:57 DJ Marie
10:47 Swell Window Zee Avi
14:26 Us In the Sense Of Forever How To Dress Well
17:57 Wash. Bon Iver
22:24 DJ Marie
23:18 Interview with Alice Wu
28:28 DJ Marie
29:43 City With No Children Arcade Fire
32:51 Baby Missiles War On Drugs
36:14 Vicious Bears Asobi Seksu
39:18 DJ Marie
39:55 Interview with Alice Wu
44:04 DJ Marie
45:33 Bonnie Says (No Shitty Ride) ME & LP
50:06 Finish

“…just as people are starting to really think about where their food comes from, we think that people should really consider where the clothing on their backs comes from as well.” – Alice Wu

This week’s guest on Sew & Tell is one of two artists and designers behind the inventive clothing line Feral Childe. Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson met while working on an art project, and what began as a friendship soon became a collaborative creative partnership. On today’s show, Alice will discuss the start of Feral Childe, where the women find inspiration for their original prints, their recent copyright infringement suit against Forever21, and a few of her thoughts on the challenges inherent in change as the fashion industry begins to move slowly toward sustainable production practices.

Plus, a rockin’ playlist that features music from Zee Avi, War on Drugs, Asobi Seksu, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver (of course), and more. Educate your inner fashion child on BreakThru Radio!

Selections from Feral Childe 2011 Collections
(Photos courtesy of Feral Childe)

S/S 2011 “Tarquinia” Designs


Cyano Tee


Abalone Dress in Lapis Triangles Print,
shown with chain knit necklace by Pickup Stich for Feral Childe


Abalone Tank and Chain Print Turbine Jean


Twisted Pleats Dress in Tarquinia Print,
with Shrimp Pleat Legging in Chain Print


Drawstring Pleated Dress in Tarquinia Print

F/W 2011 “Orchestra” Designs


Crater Top in Orchestra Print,
with Triangle Leggings in Rabbits Print


Player Piano Sweater Dress,
with Turbine Jean in Orchestra Print


Crater Top in Rabbits Print,
with Cadenza Culotte


Zee Avi
(Photo by Amy Malloy)
Sept 23 & 24 – Popped! – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 24 & 25 – The Life Is Good Festival – Canton, MA
Sept 26 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Sept 28 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 29 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
Sept 30 – Southgate House – Newport, KY
Oct 3 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
Oct 4 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Oct 5 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 9 – A Club – Spokane, WA
Oct 10 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Oct 11 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Oct 13 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Oct 15 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA


How To Dress Well
(Photo by Philip Cosores)
Aug 4 – 7 – OFF Festival – Katowice, Poland
Aug 8 – The Arches – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Aug 9 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 10 – Thekla – Bristol, United Kingdom
Aug 12 – Hackney Empire – London, United Kingdom
Aug 13 – Sukkerbiten – Oslo, Norway
Sept 17 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO


The War On Drugs
(Photo by Travis Newman)
Aug 18 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 20 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Aug 21 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Aug 24 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
Aug 25 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
Aug 26 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Aug 28 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 1 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 2 – The Red Palace – Washington, D.C.

Host Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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