Mixed Media Garment with Handwoven Cloth

Currently at Cochenille, we have challenged our users to create a mixed media garment which involves some combination of fabric/yarn/embellishment, etc. So, I am going to share the design process for a garment that suits this type of challenge.  Hopefully...Read More
Zero Waste Skirt by Lisbeth Wahl

Skirt in a Square: A Zero-Waste Fashion Design

by Lisbeth Wahl, Peschiera del Garda, Italy Lisbeth Wahl modeling her Zero Waste Skirt Inspiration Lately I’m very inspired by the Zero Waste Pattern making. My previous knowledge of zero waste making was based on historical models, such as this:...Read More
UpCycled Fashion by Cochenille

Up-cycling your Clothing with Garment Designer: Take the Challenge

Happy Earth Day!  Today, April 22nd, marks the anniversary of the beginning of the environmental movement which started in 1970. If you would like to learn more about the history of this day, go to this website: https://www.earthday.org/history/ It is...Read More

Garment Designer Top: African Influence

Recently, I oversaw a project at Mesa College in San Diego, which involved a partnership between our Fashion students, the Mesa African Art collection, and Visions Art Museum in San Diego Liberty Station. There were several aspects to the project,...Read More