Proteus Gowanus » janice everett An interdisciplinary gallery and reading room Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Textiles and Water: A Love/Hate Affair Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:49:26 +0000 Sunday, March 9, 4pm
$5 suggested donation

As part of our yearlong exploration of WATER, we are happy to host this unique presentation by a textile expert (and longtime Proteus collaborator) on the relationship between water and textiles.

In this illustrated talk, Janice Everett will discuss the relationship of textile manufacture and design to the environment, exploring the process of dyeing (traditional and industrial), the properties of fiber that make fabrics absorbent, and the techniques that have been created to protect them from water. Along the way, we will discover how water patterns are used as inspiration, as a form of protection and as a naturally created part of a process.

Trained in basic design, fashion, and textiles at British art schools and gaining a MA degree at RCA London, Janice Everett is an artist who has worked extensively in the New York fashion industry as a textile designer and art director, trend forecaster and vintage specialist. As an educator she has developed and taught courses on design, product development and fashion history at NIFT in India, lectured on the college circuit in the UK, worked as an adjunct professor at FIT and now in the Merchandizing department at LIM College for the Business of Fashion.

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Dressed for Battle Wed, 01 May 2013 21:34:33 +0000 Friday, May 3rd, 7:30 pm,
$5 admission

Join us for a presentation by vintage fashion and fabric expert Janice Everett on battle wear of yore.

What has the charge of the light brigade got to do with cardigans? How did French soldiers’ underwear become a multi-billion dollar industry? Why did an article of World War I airmen’s military uniform end up on fashion runways? And what is the connection between Napoleon, rubber boots and Billy Connolly? Find out more about the relationship between battle and fashion at this fascinating presentation. 

Janice Everett has an MA in design from the Royal College of Art, London, and a BA from Hornsey College of Art, London. She is a designer of knitwear, accessories and printed textiles, a vintage fashion and fabric expert, and an adjunct professor at LIM College teaching the business of fashion.

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