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Wow, what a week! For all those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the thoughts & hearts of all the BreakThru Radio staff are with you, and we wish you safe and swift recovery. There are a host of opportunities to help out, whether you live in the NYC area or elsewhere, and you’ll find a list of resources at the bottom of today’s show page. The fashion industry marched on through the storm, bringing with it a host of stories from the inspriational to the ridiculous, to the er, well, more ridiculous. And let’s not forget that it was Halloween this week, too, which gave fashionistas everywhere an excuse to get even more flamboyant. Here on the station, we’ve been celebrating with Unsolved Mysteries week, taking this opportunity to examine some of the inexplicable, unfathomable, and downright strange phenomenon in culture, science and society. The fashion side of mystery can, in my opinion, most easily be found in vintage goods, and this week’s Sew & Tell guests are the perfect example of how repurposed antiques can become updated treasures, oozing with historic mystique. Margaux and Walter Kent are a husband-and-wife team that form the creative collaboration behind Philadelphia-based Peg & Awl, a line of home, garden, and fashion accessories. Margaux and Walter’s creations all borrow their lives from antique material, and to own a Peg & Awl piece is to own a rare piece of history. On today’s show, Margaux and Walter will share the story of how they started Peg & Awl, where they find their unique source materials, and some of the processes they use to craft their beautiful goods. Plus, I have a sleuth-worthy playlist, with tracks from Timber Timbre, Levek, Midnight Magic and more. So invite your power-less friends over, gather around the kitchen table, light some candles, and tune in as we solve this Friday’s fashion mystery…
I’ve got the perfect summertime style show for you today on Sew & Tell – Leah Reena Goren is a young Brooklyn-based textile print designer, and recent graduate of Parsons. Since her graduation this spring, Leah has already gone on to have her work featured in the Textile Arts Center retail shop, she did a collaboration with Anthropologie’s “Made In Kind” designer collection, and was recently spotlighted on Etsy as a “Featured Shop.” All this success comes as no surprise when you look at her whimsical, dreamy, feminine prints and contemporary-but-classic cuts. On today’s show, Leah shares about how growing up with a painter for a mom influenced her own work, her print-making process, and some great business advice for new designers looking to follow in her footsteps of success. Plus, I dish about the Prada/Schiaparelli Met exhibit, a new eco-fashion shopping site I just discovered, the fabulous weekend sale at Kaight, and MTV’s resurrection of “House of Style.” All that, and a playlist covered in great new tracks from Heavenly Beat, Cate Le Bon, Eternal Summers, and more – Friday is officially here on BTR!!
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I know that NYC is still celebrating the Superbowl hardcore, and I hope you fully enjoyed the amazing, nail-biting win… BUT. Let’s be serious. The Superbowl of Style is just around the corner – NY Fashion Week! So we’re gonna get down to business and talk fashion today. And speaking of business – I have the honor of highlighting an incredible organization and business venture on today’s show. Awamaki is a non-profit based in Peru, that works with local women to preserve indigenous weaving techniques, and to further their skills as craftspeople. Towards that end, Awamaki recently launched a design residency program, spearheaded by Annie Millican. The Awamaki Lab residency offers young designers an opportunity to create a collection of clothing, built around these beautiful traditional Peruvian textiles. Awamaki Lab just celebrated the launch of its second collection, F/W 2012, designed by collaborators and fellow Parsons grads Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm. The pieces are timeless yet modern, with references to menswear that retain a thoroughly feminine sensibility. On today’s show, Andria and Courtney talk about their experiences in Peru, learning about local fibers and natural dyes, and how anthropologists and explorers from the turn of the century led to these gorgeous garments. Plus, tons of great new music today from Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten, of Montreal, Young Magic and more! So prep yourself for Fashion Week with your first collection of F/W 2012…

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