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Denim: Fashion Farming Japan Symposium

February 12, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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The School of Graduate Studies’ Fashion Design MFA program holds a symposium on local and global denim production. Students will present research from their Fashion Farming course in Japan.

This event is free and open to the public; register here

Symposium schedule:

9 am  Coffee/check-in

9:30 am  Welcome, School of Graduate Studies Dean Mary Davis and Fashion Design MFA Chair Jonathan Kyle Farmer

9:40 am  Overview of the course in Japan

9:45–10:45 am Student presentations

Boro: Necessity to Luxury
Amy Sperber

Heritage, Identity, and Economy
Yuton Wu

Aizome and Natural Indigo Dyes
Jacob Hooker

Shiburi Techniques: Japan Blue
Eliza Fisher

Synthetic Indigo for Mass Production
Jingqi Yang

Global Advances in Denim Systems
Junkai Huang

10:45–11 am  Q&A

11–11:10 am  Break

11:10 am–12:20 pm  Student presentations

The “Machine”
Yunjui Chung

The “Hand”
Moon Jung Chang

Selvedge: The Pinnacle of Denim
Yi Ting Lee

Denim: Classic vs Modern
Yuchen Han

Denim as the Artist’s “Canvas”
John Lenahan

Automation + Preservation
Anastasia Edwards

12:10–12:25 pm  Q&A

12:25 pm  Closing remarks



February 12, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY United States


Fashion Design MFA
(212) 217-4300