The humble apron: Is it merely useful to keep food from staining your clothes, or could it be a true fashion accessory? See for yourself, and tell us what you think!
Ways to stay sharp over the summer break. It’s June. Time to kick back, enjoy the warm weather and sip iced tea. But many of us also want to tackle some new sewing projects and perhaps pack some knowledge in before the fall semester starts. With that in mind, we took a look at our […]
… and she’s loving it! We sat down with student Nika Cassaro this week to hear about her work on Pocket Opera’s production of Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): Tell me about Elixir of Love. NC: The plot’s very simple. Nemorino is in love with Adina. He is poor and […]
A pictorial tribute to his career and impact By now you’ve heard about the passing of fashion mega-designer Karl Lagerfeld, and many have already honored him in the press. Here is our favorite piece about Lagerfeld’s career, along with our own homage (below) to the fearless designer. These “before and after” images demonstrate the immense impact he had […]
If you could travel back 80 or even 50 years, nearly everything you’d be wearing would have come from New York’s Garment District. At that time hundreds of businesses and tens of thousands of workers were jammed into just a few square blocks of Manhattan, pumping steam out the windows from the heavy-duty pressing machinery. […]
A new exhibit called Pink just opened at the Museum at FIT in New York City, and Cañada fashion department team member Shana McCracken was there. Here is some of what she saw and learned: And speaking of pink … pink banners and bows will lead you to Artistry in Fashion, coming up Saturday, September […]
It was all smiles and laughter last week when Costanza Menchi and Cañada students got together for a reunion celebration. Costanza, a fashion historian specializing in Italian fashion, has been our guide for the Study Abroad in Italy course the past three years. Costanza’s warm and engaging personality make her informative lectures and tours a true pleasure. […]
The boho look might never have gained a foothold in fashion were it not for the wild inventions of the 1960s. Run, don’t walk, to see the de Young Museum’s Summer of Love collection on display now.
Former student Jennifer Daley’s interest in sailor-style collars lead to advanced studies—and a teaching career—in fashion history with a specialization in naval uniforms.