Not Just A Label collaborates with BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development by Anna Telcs

Not Just A Label (NJAL) was asked to act as a professional contact for second year London College of Fashion apparel design students. Giving the designers customer profiles and working with professor James Butler to put the students in groups of 12, the designers went to work collaborating on 12 collections based on the NJAL profiles. 

The students did a fantastic job working together (a tall order to be sure), creating their brands and unifying their message to create compelling designs that truly respected the design brief from Not Just A Label.  NJAL’s e-commerce and digital marketing teams were very impressed with the level of finished work presented by the student collaborations. We look forward to engaging with LCF’s talent in the future. Read more here

The students worked in groups of 12 to create brands, a collection and marketing materials. I was excited to work with LCF in such a hands-on way, to offer feedback in all aspects throughout the design and branding processes. The students were tasked with collaboratively creating a brand, a collection and marketing material to follow customer profiles offered from NJAL.

Remembering Residency at The Watermill Center, A Laboratory for Performance Art by Anna Telcs

Images from the month-long residency I held at Robert Wilson's WMC, South Hampton, NY. Pleated soft kid leather, smocked flannel and whole cloth quilting were employed to reflect on the 'original garment' and the exploration of the reasons leading to humans donning clothing for the first time. One could argue it was the act of hunting with the invention of textile manipulation through net-making that inspired the first clothing, or we can dream that it was a response to religious ritual that called for offerings of precious linen and flax, woven to make cloth, for the altar or for dress.  

Compositions in Black|White and White by Anna Telcs

A black and white composition of pleats and quilted squares.  Going to The Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA

A black and white composition of pleats and quilted squares.  Going to The Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA

The back of a black and white composition of pleats and quilted squares.  

The back of a black and white composition of pleats and quilted squares.  

A three-dimensional white composition in pintucked linen.  Going to The Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA

A three-dimensional white composition in pintucked linen.  Going to The Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA

Detail of a three-dimensional white linen compositional wall-hanging. Now at the Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA.

Detail of a three-dimensional white linen compositional wall-hanging. Now at the Frye Museum Store in Seattle, WA.

1900: Adornment for the Home and Body by Anna Telcs

Gallery Talk with Anna Telcs

Happy to have learned more about the incredible pieces in this exhibit curated by Jo-Anne Birnie-Dansker. The connectivity of industrial design, architecture and fashion collide during the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. From the Industrial Revolution onward, fashion became industrialized and just like the craft-makers of today reacting to a digital world, the artists of the Fin de Ciecle tried to bring beauty and function to everyday objects; raising 'craft' items to a high art. Thanks to The Frye Museum for letting me come and share my thoughts. — Anna Telcs