Monday, September 28, 2009
It's back to work after New York, and although the weather is not crisp, wool must be cut. I love making these signature 'B.Corey' jackets. I pre-wash the felt for texture and then just CUT with no real plan. It satisfies the sculptor in me. If some part does not please....lop it off and try a different shape. What's more- there is no seam finishing. How freeing!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
What is it about this fabric that brings back the memory of a red plaid lunchbox and the smell of new shoes? The all-business feel of courduroy and the heft of a substantial zipper recall the crisp mornings of childhood.This particular courduroy is already soft and slouchy and was a pleasure to sew into some friendly fall garments.
Monday, September 14, 2009
This is the very first fall season for Corey&Co. I am so excited to begin introducing the fall/winter pieces that I have selected from Whenever Wherever, a young company in L.A. that really captures the look I love-interesting shapes and volumes in well-chosen sweater knits.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The "Jed" bag by Linda Fig is wearable sculpture. It hugs the body,is light as a feather and creates an intriguing silhouette. Each of Linda's handmade leather pieces has its own story; she follows the line of the material as a sculptor would, allowing it to direct her construction.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I have never been much of photographer. My paintings seem to come from long-stored memories. But this last trip to Cleveland, I hardly put my little camera down. I am hoping the images all find their way into garment construction or paintings. Variety was abundant ,from steel mills to bits of whimsy -like this playfully painted house in the Detroit Rd./ West 65th St. neighborhood.