SHAPE OF NOW FASHION RESIDENCY | ALEX ULICHNY


Mary Fix, Breed 1

ALEX ULICHNY

April 8 – 20, 2018​

Wisconsin-born designer Alex Ulichny weaves stories into his conceptual garments and collections, based on his extensive research into forgotten techniques, meticulous craftsmanship and innovative materials. His avant-garde approach to clothing began while a student in the Fashion Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he won the Eunice W Johnson Fellowship and traveled to Antwerp, Amsterdam and Paris to intern in the couture ateliers of Iris van Herpen and Viktor & Rolf. Shortly after establishing his LA-based artisanal womenswear line in 2013, his designs were featured in international publications such as Elle Korea, The Financial Times and Vogue Ukraine. Today, he collaborates with conceptual artists, designers and performers drawn to his avant-garde approach to construction and craftsmanship.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!

LA-based artisanal fashion label calling for studio assistants interested in improving their skills in the following areas: 

Millinery 
Creating and replicating clean wire structures 
Eye for detail and quality 
1-2 headwear pieces needed
50-100 wire structures needed
Structures will be covered with an unusual material 

Theoretic Shape Making 
This one sounds crazy doesn’t it?! 
Patience is a must 
Attention to detail required 
No sewing skills required, but a hand-based maker is ideal 
Working with small unusual materials covering wire structures 

Complicated Hand Sewing 
Attaching appliques to couture garments 
Able to make stealthy stitches that are strong and secure 
Specialized needles and pliers may be a new tool to learn 
This will really be a place to see final ideas coming together 
Attention to detail required 

Basic Hand Sewing 
Simple work that requires consistent results over an extended period of time. 
Highly repetitive simple actions that will lead to a rewarding, large-scale result. 
Textile-creation with plastics 
Must be patient 

Requirements: 
Must be a focused worker, able to keep consistent pace, and comfortable asking questions Willing to handle the responsibility of working on haute couture garments 

Period: 
Available 2+ days a week April 7-20 2018 

Where: 
Evanston Art Center 

Wage/Salary: 
Unpaid 

Age: 
18-180, we welcome help from any stage of life

How to apply: 
Send resume and short introduction— examples of work are a plus but not required. info@alexulichny.com 
Include area of interest in subject line 

alexulichny.com @alexulichny 
Los Angeles, CA  

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