Ornament Digital Volume 39.3


Ornament Digital Volume 39.3

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Kristina Logan The Artist's Hand and Spirit.
Yves Saint Laurent The Perfection of Style.
Tufted Tales Southern Stories About Chenille Garments.
Egyptian Broadcollars An Essential Form of Dress.
Fiber Arts Sandy Swirnoff Knotted Fiber Jewelry.
Ethnographic Arts JOLI! A Fancy Masquerade from Sierra Leone.
Fashion Arts Vlisco. African Fashion on a Global Stage.
Communities The Tucson Shows 2017.

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In our latest issue, Carl Little describes the evolution of Kristina Logan’s glass art career; her early emergence as a glass beadmaking master and teacher, combining metalworking with her precision beads and jewelry, then adding pâte de verre to her flameworking skills for the fabrication of vessels.

Robin Updike delves into the glamorous life of revolutionary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. The Algerian-born Frenchman broke numerous barriers in women’s fashion, bringing into style such articles of formerly male clothing such as pants and tuxedos. In doing so, he empowered and liberated the feminine.

Ashley Callahan tells five stories about how this quintessentially American textile was marketed and used in varying ways, including garments, boosted by the popularity of the Colonial Revival.  In doing so, she traces how instrumental individual women were in creating a nation-wide fad for chenille fashion.

Robert K. Liu describes the main types of ancient Egyptian faience broadcollars, how faience beads were made, and how the collars were strung and worn. These forms of adornment werean essential item of dress for the Egyptian elite. Examples are from extant museum specimens, as well as replicas made like those in antiquity by a contemporary maker, Carol Strick.