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Can Fashion be a Force for Positive Change in the World?

Can fashion be a force for positive change in the world? If you’re attending the Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s second annual Positive…

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Pratt Student Responds to "Fast Fashion" With Upcycled Thesis Collection

SLOWING DOWN FASHION Burton described an overseas trip as a turning point in her journey as a designer. “I had the opportunity to go to India and there I visited some factories…

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Win a Limited-Edition Pratt Institute/BF+DA Positive Impact Awards Scarf (Worth $250!)

To celebrate its first anniversary, Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is hosting its inaugural Positive Impact Awards. The November 16 event, which is free…

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New Pratt Institute Exhibit Explores Activism in the Garment Industry

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is launching an exhibition that explores the kinship between fashion and political,…

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Meet Emily Spivack, Author of "Worn Stories," a Collection of Memories About Clothing

Photos by Ally Lindsay/Princeton Architectural Press Sentiment is a funny thing. What is it about the human condition that makes us attach such fervent significance to even the most…

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#MakeTheFutureHere With Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Throughout the month of September, the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is hoping you’ll be…

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MakerBot Unveils 3D-Printed "Flexible Filament" Dress at NY Fashion Week

Here’s a name you didn’t expect to find on the New York Fashion Week docket: MakerBot. Better known for producing consumer-grade three-dimensional printers that squirt…

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Pratt Graduate Turns Paper, Tyvek Into a Pleated Dress Fit for a Ballerina

Industrial designer (and trained mathematician) Li-Rong Liao has a yen for folding. Whether it’s paper, cardboard, Tyvek, or felt, the recent Pratt Institute graduate delights in…

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Olsenhaus, Pratt Institute Showcase Next Generation of Vegan Designers

FUTURE PERFECT When the founder of Olsenhaus challenges you to design next season’s hottest shoe, as Elizabeth Olsen did with students from the Pratt Institute, you had better…

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Pratt Student's "Flat-Pack Fashion" Reduces Waste, Encourages Creativity

A fashion graduate on the cusp of her career could do far worse than a nod of approval from Cathy Horyn of The New York Times. Lina Fedirko received such an auspicious sendoff when her…

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Succeed in Eco-Fashion (And Get Sold in Barneys): 6 Tips From Pratt Panel

Another day, another ho-hum panel on sustainable fashion? Not when you’re presented with the likes of Julie Gilhart, Barneys New York’s fashionista-in-chief, Caroline…

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NYC EXHIBITION: Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion

Photo by Alabama Chanin Guest-curated by Francesca Granata and Sarah Scaturro, this exhibition (Nov. 20, 2009–Feb. 20, 2010) will survey the work of artists and designers (many of…

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