By Diana Cavagnaro
Trend Redux 2022 is a collaboration between the San Diego Historical past Middle and San Diego Mesa School. That is the 12th 12 months that they arrive collectively for this unimaginable undertaking. Annually, a decade in historical past is chosen and the Historical past Middle presents 4 clothes in its historical past assortment for design college students to make use of as inspiration to create modern design. This 12 months the chosen decade was the 1940s.
College students are initially invited to come back to the Historical past Middle and consider the inspiring items. Subsequent, they create an inspiration board, draft a sketch, after which a designer assertion. This 12 months the three greatest chosen college students had been Hanieh Etedali with Again to the ’40s, Ena Walters with A Wink Again-’40s and Cynthia Moreno with Flirty Forties Follies.
On April 28, a digital Trend Redux occasion was held with Assortment Specialist Jeremy Prince and Growth Supervisor Sheila Thomas of the Historical past Middle and Mesa School Trend Professor Jordyn Smiley. Smiley did a beautiful presentation and slide present on 1940’s trend, which was divided into two sections. The gown of the primary years was very utilitarian for the reason that ladies started to work and started to put on pants. The second half noticed a extra female type develop as restrictions had been lifted. We noticed the rise of American designers and Dior’s New Look in 1947.
Throughout this digital occasion there was a panel dialogue with the highest three design college students. Every spoke about their conception of their modern creations after which a vote was held for the Folks’s Alternative Awards. The winner was Cynthia Moreno. Moreno mentioned she was impressed by little particulars like fabric-covered buttons, pleated cloth and a fabric-covered belt. She needed to create a gown that felt female, attractive, and stylish. This midi gown she created featured ruching beneath the bust and a excessive aspect slit with fabric-covered buttons and tie closures. The prize she received was a one-year membership to the Historical past Middle and a $100 reward certificates to Stitching Machines Plus.
For extra details about Mesa School, go to sdmesa.org. The San Diego Historical past Middle opened an exhibit on April 15 that includes the 4 clothes from its assortment plus the three inspirational clothes from Mesa School design college students. They’ll presently be seen Friday by way of Sunday from 10 am to four pm in Balboa Park. For extra info, go to sandiegohistory.org.
Digital trend present – Introduced by the San Diego Mesa School Trend Division on Friday, Might 14. For info, contact teacher Gretchen Bergman at (619) 670-9880.
Bend, twist, tie – That is an exhibit of Moses’ Paper Bag Hat on the Mingei Worldwide Museum in Balboa Park. Open from 10 am to five pm on Saturday Wednesday and from 10 am to eight pm on Thursday and Friday. The exhibition can be open till October 2. In conjunction, there can be a chat by Diana Cavagnaro on hats at Espresso and Dialog, which is able to happen on June 24 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on the Frances Hamilton White Artwork Library. .
— Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally famend high fashion milliner primarily based in Alpine, California. Study extra about our hat designer, instructor, and blogger at www.DianaCavagnaro.com.