At Asiatica, we place great importance on utilizing our precious textiles down to the last scrap. Take a look behind-the-seams at one of our coveted techniques, "Raw-Piecing."
Q&A with Kate McConnell
What it is - DERIVED FROM THE INDIGO PLANT - DECIDUOUS SUBSHRUB OF SOUTHEASTERN ASIA HAVING PINNATE LEAVES AND CLUSTERS OF RED OR PURPLE FLOWERS; A SOURCE OF INDIGO DYE.
Hunting for Used Kimonos in Japan — published in Impressions
TODAY OUR CHAT WITH ASIATICA’S DESIGN AND PRODUCTION GURU KATE MCCONNELL SEEMS FITTING AS WE’VE BEEN REFLECTING LATELY ON OUR UNIQUE DIFFERENCES AS A SMALL CLOTHING ATELIER. HERE, KATE PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE HOW IT ALL GOES DOWN AND THE IMPORTANT ROLE SHE PLAYS AT ASIATICA.
Meet Reiko Sudo at Asiatica during New York Textile Month
Elizabeth Fulder Wilson is the owner of Asiatica, a gallery and clothing design business in Westwood, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri (fig. 1). Since 1977, in partnership with the collector Fifi White, who retired in 2001, she has been designing and selling clothing of vintage Japanese textiles and artisanal contemporary fabrics from Japan.
On The Road Again!
ASIATICA INVITES YOU TO MEET REIKO SUDO OF NUNO/TOKYO AND TO SEE OUR EXCLUSIVE CLOTHING MADE OF HER SPECIAL TEXTILES. Reiko is one of 3 artists featured in the current Cooper-Hewitt exhibition Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse.
Angela and I are ensconced with all our clothes, fabric swatches, scarves, jewelry, order forms, supplementary lighting equipment and credit cards in a 2-bedroom suite at the Hotel Lombardy.