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Date: Apr 09, 2007
HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER HOSTS A FASHION MARKETPLACE AS PART OF ITS CONFERENCE DEFINING CULTURE THROUGH DRESS
What We Wear: From Bamboo To Vintage; Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … As part of its April 19 to 21 conference, Defining Culture Through Dress: Individual and Collective Identities, the Hofstra Cultural Center will present a fashion marketplace, featuring participation of several vintage clothing and accessory vendors, including The 2nd Time Around Vintage Clothing, Andra Kustin: Designer Vintage Clothing, Bamboosa, GOT2HAVIT, Madona Cole Originals, MayaWorks and Moral Fervor.
Admission to the fashion marketplace is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 19 and 20 at the Multipurpose Room, located in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center on Hofstra’s South Campus.
There is, however, a registration fee to attend the three day conference, which features a variety of fashion shows and the participation of some of the country’s leading fashion experts, analysts and trendsetters, including David Wolfe, Harold Koda, Marlaine Glicksman, Summer Rayne Oakes, Steve Davies, Lexy Funk and James Aguiar.
Registration for the conference is $100 for the three days or $40 per day. Senior citizen and student discounts are available. Other events such as the performance of the original show Fashion Statements! , a conference banquet and the bridal fashion show and luncheon are priced separately. Members of the Hofstra community may attend all conference, with the exception of meals, for free upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. For a complete conference itinerary and for other information visit www.hofstra.edu/Culture or call the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669.
For more information on the marketplace and the conference call the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669 or visit www.hofstra.edu/culture.
The 2nd Time Around Vintage Clothing
The 2nd Time Around is one of two stores owned and operated by Faye Wright-Upshaw who has been in the pre-owned clothing business for more than 30 years. At this event they will be selling an array of exceptional spring and summer vintage and designer clothing for men and women which will include both day and evening wear, lingerie, swimsuits, hats, handbags, suits, ties, shirts, cashmere sweaters, spring trench coats and jackets and a variety of small accessories from the 1940s to 80s.
Andra Kustin: Designer Vintage Clothing
In addition to selling vintage clothing and accesories, Andra Kustin will be highlighting her collection of fashion books and magazines, original fashion illustrations, fabric and original source material and other important and fashion ephemera.
Bamboo fiber is the new innovation in textile fibers with remarkable characteristics. All of Bamboosa’s clothing and baby products are made in America in a factory in Andrews, South Carolina from a 100 percent organic bamboo fiber or high content organic bamboo blended with cotton. Bamboo fiber contributes heavily to the quality, performance, comfort and durability of our apparel. The quality of the fabrics has a natural sheen and feels similar to silk or cashmere. Like other natural fibers such as hemp, it is anti-bacterial, breathable and biodegradable. Bamboosa is a sweatshop-free company and uses eco-friendly dyes and 100 percent recycled paper in their packaging.
Wonderful bejeweled evening bags.
Madona Cole Originals: The Ultimate In Wearable Art www.Madonacoleoriginals.com
Madona Cole Originals (MCO) is a textile and fashion design company that offers the ultimate in wearable art by specializing in designing and creating original, exclusive, one-of-a kind contemporary fashions and accessories. These hand-crafted wearable art products are targeted to those with an appreciation and/or need for a combination of elegance, comfort, versatility and solution for special fashion and accessory needs and concerns. MCO’s hand-crafted garments range from customized bridal gowns to office wear. The company’s original hand-crafted wearable art is created from natural fabrics crafted with versatility and durability in mind.
MayaWorks is about Mayan artisans – women and men – striving to improve their lives. Despite obstacles such as grinding poverty and illiteracy. MayaWorks groups are organized in many Guatemalan villages because of the considerable strengths of Mayan women, their traditional weaving capabilities, their desire to learn modern business practices, and their determination to benefit their families and communities. MayaWorks returns 65 cents of every dollar to the artisans and 10 cents of every dollar to technical assistance, scholarships and grants which benefit the artisans, their families and their villages.
Moral Fervor http://moralfervor.com
Moral Fervor was born of the assumption that business, art and activism are not mutually exclusive endeavors. Each of their collections is inspired by an issue of social or environmental importance. All of the materials they use are on the cutting edge of sustainable technology – from fabric made from annually renewable crops, to biodegradable packaging, to all-natural inks. When Ingeo, a sustainable synthetic fabric made from corn, hit the market, Moral Fervor was among the first fashion companies to embrace the new technology. All of their clothing is produced sweat-shop free in Portugal and a portion of each sale is donated to Nutripa. Combining clothing with art and a deep concern for humanity, Moral Fervor is blurring the lines between fashion, fine art and technology, to create “Necessary Fiber.”