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Brazilian designer Kika Simonsen creates artsy garments from recycled textiles



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Founded in 2015, Brazilian designer Kika Simonsen, the label combines her passions for art, culture and fashion. The label demonstrates sustainability with garments made from recycled textiles, designed to give women versatility and style. Linen blends, recycled cotton, knits and velvet, as well as silks, either pure or woven with metallic threads, make up most of Simonsen’s fabrics, and cuts are comfortable, chic and created with artful silhouettes in mind.

Unique painting prints and pattern brushstrokes in much of her designs are developed from personal experiments and artwork – usually made from many layers of acrylic paint – in the designer’s Sao Paolo studio. Bringing the theme of wearable art to the table, the designer is a champion of slow fashion. She infuses her Brazilian heritage and culture with a blend of traditional patterns and flattering, feminine drapery used in these distinctive, colourful

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Oscar-winning production designer to visit Washburn film class

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Academy award-winning production designer Rick Carter will be speaking to Washburn University film students on Tuesday.

Rick Carter is best known for his work with James Cameron and Steven Spielberg. He has worked on films such as Forrest Gump, The Post, Lincoln, Jurassic Park, Avatar, the Star Wars franchise, plus many more.

He won an Oscar in 2010 for Avatar and added a second in 2013 for Lincoln. He has a total of 11 other Academy nominations for art direction.

Carter will speak to the Film II class at Washburn, but the event is open to the public.

Carter will be introduced by Allan Holzman, an Emmy and Peabody award winner, who previously spoke at Washburn at the WIFI film festival in 2019.

Matt Nyquist, a film professor at Washburn University said he’s very

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Japanese Designer Yuima Nakazato Unveils His SS21 Couture Collection

One thing we’re seeing coming out of fashion in this age of Covid is diversity and inclusivity. Japanese Couture designer Yuima Nakazato demonstrated this with his Spring-Summer 2021 collection, with Lauren Wasser, his muse, who has two prosthetic legs. This collection ATLAS is unique as it’s not a collection of runway looks, but rather a collection with two different purposes: seeing Nakazato’s pieces at art pieces and what can be in terms of wearable pieces.

“This story began when I encountered somebody who—to me—represents the coming era of transformation and regeneration,” said Nakazato in a statement. With her love of nature,

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