Monday, April 18, 2011

Bring it on

In school they prepare us for both positive and negative feedback. I was told that you will always receive a negative response for every show and here is my first experience. I understand why though. Fabricated was a success I would say - minus some technical difficulties. These difficulties seem to like to follow me. I think that changing models in the dark may not be the best idea, esp when I have to start changing models myself and miss checking the girls over before they leave for the runway. I just about died when I was watching the video and saw the bra walking the runway in one of my open backed dresses, BUT live and learn.

Fabricated was a great experience and I feel it was very different from Parkshow.

For my readers who saw the show (either one) it is important to know that I don't show for the intention of selling. I show, to show - my collection was slow paced because it fit the concept.

From both the positive feed back, as well as the constructive critical feedback Ill grow.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


first review up from fabricated HERE from NuBEings Society

Excited to be getting positive feedback from the collection, getting interest from people wanting to buy some of the pieces! Most of these pieces will be one of a kind however next season will have a little more oppertunity for purchasing.
hint? black and white, dresses, blazers, womens, mens, twilight zone.
thats it, until next season!

I have also created some apiana que basics that will be going on sale. Doing a photoshoot soon and then the pictures will be posted under a new heading "shop" very exciting!

Also I have been accepted into the Contextual Residency Program for the 3rd year so I am very excited to get working this summer! hardest part will be getting through the month and a bit between school ending and residency starting.

I have also stumbled upon my twitter account that I appearntly started when twitter came out and then... forgot. so now you can follow me on twitter (as much as Ive always said I would never end up on twitter) @apianaque

sneak peak

Here is a sneak peak of the video from parkshow, paul spenard was also at fabricated last night so there will be a video from there as well

park f/w 2011

fabricated f/w 2011 preview video
I found this one on facebook, taken by Len the model director of Imodel Management who supplied the models to the show

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Cali models an original apiana que childrens dress

Monday, April 11, 2011

Media Links

Here is some links to media that I have forgotten to share

Setsugetsuka a community movement
Ready! Set! Get Fabricated
Park 2011 review
The Weal - Fashion Hits the Runway


This week is my last week of my undergraduate! so exciting!
This Saturday is also Fabricated so make sure to check that out! I will have an additional 3 dresses from what was shown in Park.
for the link to the facebook event page, click HERE

In the mean time to some real photos, here is some process photos

sneak peak for fabricated, lots and lots of pleating!

forgot to take pics for the first 2 layers, but here is starting at layer 3

layer 4 complete

finished print

Process photos of printing part of my grad piece, this pattern is one ive shown before however this is printed on hand woven silk/bamboo

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Antler Magazine

Check out the latest issue of Antler Magazine with photos of my work as the feature!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

So Inspiring

Sky Lanterns in Indonesia
This looks like a must see