Material Innovations and Making: Symposium + Workshops

Gensler Architecture
11 E. Madison St., suite 300

626 W. Jackson Blvd., suite 700

Department of Fashion Design
36 S. Wabash Ave., 7th floor

Department of Fiber & Material Studies
37 S. Wabash Ave., 9th floor

Saturday, February 23, 8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $75; $50 for SAIC students

To complement its collaborative exhibition with the Art Institute of Chicago, Material Translations, the Fashion Resource Center is pleased to present companion programs. Material Innovations, a morning symposium led by visionaries in the fields of fashion and designed objects (Reiko Sudo, Co-founder of Nuno; Jeanette Puig-Pey, Global Fabric/Leather Design Manager for the Lear Corporation; and Carlie Berna of Material ConneXion). Making, an afternoon of concurrent workshops, features Fraser Taylor–Heat Press Workshop, Chris K. Palmer–Fabric Pleating Workshop, and Beata Kania–New Embroidery Workshop. The day concludes at IDEO with a reception and discussion of new products and materials. To purchase tickets, visit