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Art and Its Magical Therapy | EDGE Talks to Susan Tancer

Brain cancer survivor, Susan Tancer, creates one-of-a-kind functional art. Painting became a therapeutic escape from cancer treatment.  After being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2004, this former marketing and public relations professional developed a passion for painting.  Suffering from the effects of chemotherapy, painting seemed the one thing to take her mind off of it.  This […]

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The Power of The Designer To Create Sustainable Change

Up to 80% of a garment’s environmental impact is decided in the design phase. Only a few designers and product developers realize their potential to create sustainable change through their decision. – Jonas Eder-Hansen, vice president & development director at the Danish Fashion Institute | Recycling International Designers should recognize that true innovation is best achieved by […]

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Models, Make-Up, & Mayhem? Backstage at Fashion Week

A bit of chaos and confusion may be expected in contrast to a slick, sleek, and orderly fashion show.  We see the glamour and glitz in front of the stage, but what goes on behind-the-scenes [bts] requires  precision ‘military like’ planning, enormous preparation, and an experienced team of professionals to pull it off.  The goal: implement a […]

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inspiración. . .un lienzo en blanco

I travel for inspiration, visiting historic sites and ancient cities; I do so to remove myself from the current season, empty my mind and work from a blank space. – Marion Ayonote, Footwear Designer | a quote from EDGE talks to Marion Ayonote Inspiration can be taking in what’s around you in the world, observing […]

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EDGE Gets Its Kicks

The  sneaker world inspires me from the technological advances the giants like Nike and adidas  develop. . . Fashion and technology: sports brands like Nike and adidas have been leading “technological innovation” in shoe design but the fashion industry is finally beginning to wake up to the possibilities of digital technologies, says Rem D Koolhaas, […]

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How Radical is Fashion Innovation?

This is what I think of innovation:  It takes creativity to have the vision of a great idea, concept, or product. It takes courage, conviction, and determination to believe in it and follow it through to full execution and exposure [this is true of all artists]. One of my favorite magazines is i-D. I recently […]

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Creativity and the Hot Rod Culture

What do classic cars have in common with EDGE?  The visionaries behind the end product [the classic car owners and emerging designers] start with a blank canvas,  are creative, innovative, and daring. Through their passion for what they do they give us what we never thought was possible. Thousands turned out for the 4th annual […]

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Barbie® as Creative Inspiration

Barbie® has been a muse to many artists over the past 5+ decades – including Andy Warhol and Peter Max. Over the years, Barbie® doll has always been a reflection of the times, art, and fashion whether following style trends or blazing her own fashion trail. Today, Barbie® is the most popular doll in the […]

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I Got a “D”. A Gift In Courage

I got a grade of ‘D” on my first piece I made in my high school sewing class.  I cried all the way home.  What I thought was a failure was a gift in courage and determination to still pursue my dreams.  Twenty years later, I became Vice President of Merchandising for the Walt Disney […]

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