In praise of shadows – an essay

This essay was written in 1933 (Translated to English in 1977) by Junichiro Tanizaki, a very well-known post-war Japanese author and essayist who wrote about all kinds of things from Modernity and Japanese… Continue reading

Making tree rings in fabric – surface design tutorial

I love materials. Often, the material just tells me what to do and I listen it. I don’t really have a choice, and the design becomes a collaboration. But sometimes you can wrangle… Continue reading

Woodblock Printing in Bagru - an internship

This post is about the experience of our first-year student Pooja Chadha, who spent the summer working in a textile factory in Bagru, Rajasthan, an Indian city famous for it’s printing technique. Pooja… Continue reading

GFC lecturer Dr. Sheila Cliffe on NHK World this week

Dr. Sheila Cliffe will be appearing on NHK World this week in a segment entitled: Tokyo Fashion Express Special: The timeless beauty of kimono. Dr. Cliffe is a graduate of the University of… Continue reading

Hem Sewing Guide – a free Ebook

Garment design is all about the details. The decisions involved in seam finishing, fabric selection and seam placement and all those other fun things inside the garment that no one will ever see… Continue reading

Tailor’s Tips – a video series

Please have a look at this wonderful series of videos from British site Parisian Gentleman. Be sure to have a look at their Academy, where they share their knowledge and experience about understanding, wearing… Continue reading

Ballets Russes 2.5D Workshop report!

At the beginning of the summer, the GFC was asked by the curators of The National Art Center Tokyo to do a workshop in tandem with their INSANELY GREAT exhibition of costumes from the Ballets… Continue reading

YOUR PANTS ARE SAGGING – an article on the world’s most ‘dangerous’ garment

This article was found here, on NPR. Please view it in it’s original form if you like. Sagging Pants And The Long History Of ‘Dangerous’ Street Fashion by GENE DEMBY September 11, 2014 8:18… Continue reading

Fashion Accessories Design Competition- call for entries

Fashion Zakka Design Competition is calling for entries!

Categories: Shoes, Bags, Hats Belts/Suspenders, small leather goods

Tokyo Art Book Fair

IT IS TIME The Tokyo art Book Fair is here again!  Here you’ll find wonderful rare works from small publishers and artists of all sizes and creative disciplines from tiny zines to beautifully published small-run… Continue reading