bioFASHIONtech LAB @Stamford Town Center 2019 Designers

 
Yimin earned his BFA from Parsons in Fashion Design in 2018. Yimin is the lead designer of TILL: bioFASHIONtech LAB’s Community Studio. Through teaching free public workshops on basic fashion making skills and working with individual clients to develop upcycled fashion collaboratively, he encourages bFt LAB guests to participate in fashion not only as consumers, but as sustainable makers. Through the platform provided by TILL, Yimin is able to research and develop an alternative model to our current fashion unsustainable system while importantly, engaging the Stamford public in this process. His residency at TILL complements his experience at Remake for his quest to be a fashion designer of sustainability: joining community engagement and alternative system development with critical reflection and grassroots activism.

Yimin earned his BFA from Parsons in Fashion Design in 2018. Yimin is the lead designer of TILL: bioFASHIONtech LAB’s Community Studio. Through teaching free public workshops on basic fashion making skills and working with individual clients to develop upcycled fashion collaboratively, he encourages bFt LAB guests to participate in fashion not only as consumers, but as sustainable makers. Through the platform provided by TILL, Yimin is able to research and develop an alternative model to our current fashion unsustainable system while importantly, engaging the Stamford public in this process. His residency at TILL complements his experience at Remake for his quest to be a fashion designer of sustainability: joining community engagement and alternative system development with critical reflection and grassroots activism.

YIMIN DENG
Community upcycling

Jacob Olmedo (b. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, lives and works in New York, NY) holds a BFA in Fashion Design from the School of Fashion at Parsons. He is a designer and artist who focuses on sustainability and the future of fashion through textiles and garments. He was awarded the Designer of the Year, Future Textiles Award in 2017 from Parson School of Fashion, the Role Models Competition from the Healthy Materials Lab, and was a finalist for the International Dorothy Waxman Talking Textile Award for his work integrating fashion and plant life. Jacob practices in-depth research, experimental material development, user testing, and garment construction, all as a part of his continuing design work And The World Will Be As One. And The World Will Be As One showcases an array of important relationships we as humans have with our clothing and our natural world.

Jacob Olmedo (b. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, lives and works in New York, NY) holds a BFA in Fashion Design from the School of Fashion at Parsons. He is a designer and artist who focuses on sustainability and the future of fashion through textiles and garments. He was awarded the Designer of the Year, Future Textiles Award in 2017 from Parson School of Fashion, the Role Models Competition from the Healthy Materials Lab, and was a finalist for the International Dorothy Waxman Talking Textile Award for his work integrating fashion and plant life. Jacob practices in-depth research, experimental material development, user testing, and garment construction, all as a part of his continuing design work And The World Will Be As One. And The World Will Be As One showcases an array of important relationships we as humans have with our clothing and our natural world.

JACOB OLMEDO
Hydroponic textiles

Huashung Hu is a women’s wear designer. Hu graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in fashion design in 2018. At the age of eight she left her home in China, and moved to Busan, South Korea; after living in Korea for nine years she moved to New York City to pursue her study in fashion. As the assistant designer of TILL: bioFASHIONtech LAB’s community studio, she continued her exploration of sustainable fashion. Hu was able to work with individual clients to create up-cycled designs, and through her engagement with the Stamford public she was able to enlighten them to diverse methods of sustainable making. Through her experience at TILL, Huashuang will continue her exploration of sustainable design and making throughout her personal designs and career in the future.

Huashung Hu is a women’s wear designer. Hu graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in fashion design in 2018. At the age of eight she left her home in China, and moved to Busan, South Korea; after living in Korea for nine years she moved to New York City to pursue her study in fashion. As the assistant designer of TILL: bioFASHIONtech LAB’s community studio, she continued her exploration of sustainable fashion. Hu was able to work with individual clients to create up-cycled designs, and through her engagement with the Stamford public she was able to enlighten them to diverse methods of sustainable making. Through her experience at TILL, Huashuang will continue her exploration of sustainable design and making throughout her personal designs and career in the future.

HUASHUANG HU
Community upcycling

Gal Yakobovitch is an Israeli fashion bio-maker working in NYC. Bridging the gap between new biomaterials and old manufacturing methods, doing so by creating   Makemoretcollective.com which offers an open source knowledge exchange platform that encourages collaborations between biomaterial designers and traditional practitioners.

Gal Yakobovitch is an Israeli fashion bio-maker working in NYC. Bridging the gap between new biomaterials and old manufacturing methods, doing so by creating Makemoretcollective.com which offers an open source knowledge exchange platform that encourages collaborations between biomaterial designers and traditional practitioners.

GAL YAKOBOVITCH
Biomaking

Vân Anh (they/them) is a Việt-American digital artist and garment maker. Their work explores avenues for identity construction and world building with the use of traditional garment production techniques and 3D CAD tools. By constructing new realities and avatars to inhabit them, Vân Anh hopes to complicate notions of otherness and belonging (especially in regards to the queer, Việt identity). They recently graduated from Parsons the New School for Design and are currently based in New York City.

Vân Anh (they/them) is a Việt-American digital artist and garment maker. Their work explores avenues for identity construction and world building with the use of traditional garment production techniques and 3D CAD tools. By constructing new realities and avatars to inhabit them, Vân Anh hopes to complicate notions of otherness and belonging (especially in regards to the queer, Việt identity). They recently graduated from Parsons the New School for Design and are currently based in New York City.

VÂN ANH LÊ
3D modeling