Friday, January 23, 2009

possibilities 2

close-up of one of the experiments of Catherina

the experiments of Catherina with the W for the top part of the pants

Sandra experimenting with a dark color and more full figures

Sunday, January 18, 2009

combining possiblities

new colors 139


combination top/trousers

a design that Romelia and Cindy collaborated on

all women are weaving real size now, no more small experiments

Gloria and I collaborate on a design for the sleeves of the top

Gloria, Cindy and Romelia weaving in Sandra's yard

 Romelia weaving the newly designed 139 pattern

different experiments by Catherina for the figure W on top of the trousers

Catherina, Sandra y Mayda weaving real size

Catherina experimenting with the figure W real size

The new 139 design 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Designing 139

In the afternoon, from 2pm to 6pm, I work with the other women of Ajkem'a Loy'a, 
Sandra, Romelia, Catherina, Ruth, Gloria, Hilda y Cindy experimenting with weaving.
At 4 pm Telma brings us cookies from her bakery and we drink coca cola.

Sewing and pattern making

Every morning from 9am to 12 pm, I work with Mayda in the shop of Ajkem'a Loy'a, 
designing the shape, making the patterns and sewing the prototypes for the track suit.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Experiments with the W of W139

Romelia's design of the W

Catherina's first experiment

Telma and Catherina discussing the design of the figure W

What a clear day, today !

Monday, January 12, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A track suit for W139

In the coming two weeks the women of Ajkem'a Loy'a and I will develop the first proto type of a track suit for W139. W139, one of the main art spaces in Amsterdam, started as an artist run space in 1979.  In October 2009, W139 will celebrate it's 30st birthday . For the occasion a limited edition of 139 track suits, produced by the women of Ajkem'a Loy'a and their bigger community, will be offered for sale in W139.

Pascale Gatzen
fashion designer, associate professor and coordinator of the Integrated Fashion Curriculum in IDC, Parsons, the New School for Design