Samuel Snodgrass, BGC MA, presented his paper, Gentlemen Prefer Robes, at Chicago Fashion Lyseum’s (CFL) inaugural conference, “Fashion at the Periphery.” This conference destabilizes this binary by looking at fashion issues and subjects that reside in the periphery, some by choice, others through neglect, and many as a result of injustice.

Jessie Mordine Young, BGC MA student, textile curator, teacher of traditional textile techniques, and maker, speaks with LaChaun Moore in Gist Yarn & Fiber’s Weave Podcast episode, Weaving and Tufting With Jessie Mordine Young. Young has also been serving as the managing editor of Tatter Library’s new digital publication, “Tatter”, a quarterly publication containing essays about cloth. The first issue. centered around Isolation, can be viewed here.

Kate Sekules, BGC PhD student released her book Mend!: A Refashioning Manuel and Manifesto. In this book Kate Sekules introduces the art of visible mending as part of an important movement to give fashion back its soul. Part manifesto, part how-to, MEND! calls for bold new ways of keeping clothes and refreshing your style. Crammed with tips, fun facts, ravishing photography, and illustrated tutorials, MEND! tells you exactly how to rescue and renew your wardrobe with flair and aplomb—and save money along the way.