Metropolis was truly a groundbreaking film and has influenced scores of movie makers since its debut in 1927. This silent film era gem has also inspired countless music videos, fashion editorial spreads, and fashion collections.
The average consumer no longer cherishes the things they purchase in part because items are so cheap. A new exhibit at Rhode Island School of Design celebrates the art of repair in an effort to promote more sustainable practices.
The exhibit displays work of many influential and visionary designers juxtaposed with beautiful paintings, sculptures, metalwork, tilework, and jewelry from the Medieval and Byzantine eras. It is not to be missed.
Despite fashion's bad rep, as designers we have cause to be excited about the future. Amazing cross-discipline innovations and greater transparency will be the cure for the industry's ills. Presentations at RISD speak to this optimistic outlook.