Check out this site! The Classic Art of Sustainable Fashion is a 3 part project set to run over the course of 3 years. The basic premise of the project is to use classical European paintings featuring people of African heritage as inspiration for clothing and adornment designs made using sustainable materials from the Caribbean. By mixing historic European paintings featuring people of African heritage and traditional textile development techniques from the Caribbean, the project aims “to bring together two elements of artistic practice involving the African Diaspora that have been largely ignored throughout history.”
Teleica Kirkland is the founder, principal researcher and creative director of the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD) “which was established out of a passion for history, culture and clothing.” The purpose of her site is to be the main port of call for information regarding costume, dress and adornment history from around the African Diaspora through the creation of a research hub within this field.
Please do keep watching this space for more information on the different elements of this project as it unfolds: http://ciad.org.uk/2015/06/28/the-classic-art-of-sustainable-fashion/
[Thanks to Rod Fusco for bringing this item to our attention.]