January 17, 2023 – 10 am & 2 pm
January 18, 2023 – 10 am & 2 pm
A fashion seminar presenting the season’s key messages and perspectives, for a full understanding of the synergies between fabrics, leathers, accessories, and motifs. With a decoding of the seasonal color range and its harmonies, to assist in the development of fashion collections.
Talk presented by Celine Khawam, a fashion historian and textile design professional based in New York. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Pantheon Sorbonne University in Paris, and currently specializes in Fashion Studies and Textile Conservation at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Celine began her career as a textile designer creating home linens for high-end fashion houses, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Kenzo, and Givenchy. She also collaborated with local American designers. Her work experience further led to rich interactions with artisans, nourishing her passion for making, textile heritage, and world travel. Her main research interests include designers and craftswomen overlooked in fashion and textile scholarship. She is presently working on publishing a qualifying paper focused on the French milliners of New York from 1930 to 1968.