Sew & Tell

Premiere DateOct 7, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Mexican Grand Prix Mogwai)
02:50 Interview with Shui Chen
07:34 DJ Marie
09:06 You Want That Picture Bonnie "Prince" Billy
12:49 Black Cloud Little Scream
17:51 Hej, Me I'm Light Phosphorescent
22:19 DJ Marie
23:17 Interview with Shui Chen
28:00 DJ Marie
28:59 Woods Bon Iver
33:40 den blomstertid nu kommer ceo
37:36 From The Mouth of Gabriel Sufjan Stevens
41:34 DJ Marie
42:29 Interview with Shui Chen
48:44 DJ Marie
50:12 Like A Fading Rainbow Jenny Wilson
53:52 Desire Anna Calvi
57:46 Finish

“I let materials speak their own language.” – designer Shui Chen

Fall has begun, and we felt it nip at our heels this week in New York! Yes indeed, it is time for the seasonal wardrobe change-over, and sad as I am to see those sundresses go into storage for the next few months, I am definitely ready to break out my fall boots, sweaters, scarves and hats! Just in time for the first frost, I have a talented designer whose debut Fall/Winter 2011 Collection offers a myriad of elegant solutions for stylish warmth. Shui Chen was born and raised in Taiwan, and after studying fine art there, she came to the U.S. to pursue fashion. And lucky for us! Shui’s fall collection is full of Alpaca wool, silk, and leather, offering the warmth of your grandfather’s sweater with the modern simplicity and versatility of today’s runway. On today’s show, Shui will tell us what brought her fine art to fashion, her sculptural approach to garments, what’s ahead for Spring/Summer 2012, and her favorite place to find fall leaves in NYC!

Plus, in honor of both fall and BTR’s Genre Week, today’s playlist is a celebration of a few of my favorite musical genres. This is an autumnal mix of freak folk, alt country, vintage surfer-pop and electronica, including artists like Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Sufjan Stevens, Little Scream, Phophorescent, ceo, Bon Iver & more. So stick around and warm up some apple cider…


Shui Chen Fall/Winter 2011
(Photos courtesy of Shui Chen)


Sleeveless Sweater Knit Top w/ leather detail armhole
Knit Skinny Pants w/ leather trim detail


Double Face Knit Funnel Neck Crop Jacket w/ leather trim detail
Novelty Knit Circle Skirt w/ leather trim detail


Cowl Nk Wool Tunic


Houndstooth Organza Square Nk Dress


Sweater Knit Crop Poncho Jacket w/ leather trim detail
Drape Neck Wool Jersey Top


Cut Shoulder Sweater Knit Top w/ side zipper & leather trim detail
Knit Skinny Pant w/ leather trim detail




Bonnie “Prince” Billy
(Photo by Pieter Morlion)
Oct 9 – Clifton Center – Louisville, KY
Oct 18 – L’Epicerie Moderne – Feyzin, France
Oct 19 – Rockstore – Montpellier, France
Oct 20 – Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain
Oct 21 – Joy Eslava – Madrid, Spain
Oct 22 – Auditorio Expo Coruna – La Coruna, Spain
Oct 23 – Centro Cultural Vila Flor – Guimaraes, Portugal
Oct 24 – Teatro Maria Matos – Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 26 – Mirror – Valencia, Spain
Oct 27 – Casino de l’Alianca del Poble Nou – Barcelona, Spain
Oct 28 – I Boat – Bordeaux, France
Oct 29 – Chapelle Saint-Jacques – Vendome, France
Oct 30 – Le Lieu Unique – Nantes, France
Nov 1 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
Nov 2 – L’Aeronef – Lille, France
Nov 3 – Le Trianon – Paris, France


Little Scream
(Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)
Nov 2 – Small’s – Hamtramck, MI
Nov 3 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Nov 4 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
Nov 5 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 8 – The Electric Owl – Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 9 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Nov 10 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Nov 12 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
Nov 13 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 15 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Nov 16 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 18 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 19 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Nov 29 – Piano’s – New York, NY
Nov 30 – The Red Palace – Washington, D.C.
Dec 1 – Kungfu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 2 – The Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY


Anna Calvi
(Photo by Maisie Cousins)
Oct 8 – Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 10 – Nefertiti @ Pustervik Biljetter – Gothenburg, Sweden
Oct 11 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
Oct 12 – Debaser Slussen – Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 14 – Tavastia Klubi – Helsinki, Finland
Oct 15 – Palladium Riga – Riga, Latvia
Oct 17 – Palladium – Warsaw, Poland
Oct 19 – Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
Oct 20 – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy
Oct 21 – Viper – Florence, Italy
Oct 22 – Circolo degli Artisti – Rome, Italy
Oct 24 – D Club – Lausanne, Switzerland
Oct 25 – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 26 – Backstage – Munich, Germany
Oct 27 – Club Manufaktur E.V. – Schorndorf, Germany
Oct 30 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 31 – Trinity Centre – Bristol, United Kingdom

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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