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Value, Values, and Enduring Design NYC Conference this week
Posted on November 30, 2010
I'm looking forward to exploring ideas about "Value, Values, and Enduring Design" this week at the NYC Conference of that name from Thursday, December 2 – Saturday, December 4, 2010. The organizers have brought together more than two dozen experts and leaders in fashion and jewelry to  address the questions of what do we value in fashion and design? The rare? The classic? Or the new, the sometimes painful “bleeding edge?” Do we value that which is eco-sensitive or the beautiful-but-scarce? Do we value a maker’s history of integrity, a corporate commitment to quality, a dedication to a tradition of craft? Or do we prize an object or garment irrespective of who made it or what went into creating it?Fashion is ephemeral and of the moment, but at the... Read More