Around the Design World in 180 Words: Fashion-Forward Edition

  • Project Runway book deal alert: Season three finalist Laura Bennett has inked a deal for Handmade Chic: 30 Fashion Projects That Look Handmade, Not Homemade. The DIY guide to high-end accessories will be published next year by Rodale.
  • The future’s so bright, I’ve got to wear….technology! On Friday, Parsons will celebrate the launch of its Fashionable Technology Lab with a symposium, book party, and electronic paper workshop. Don’t miss Parsons alum Jessica Floeh’s presentation of her thesis project, Hanky Pancreas, a fashion line for diabetics that integrates their medical devices as fashionable accessories.
  • There’s new blood at The Daily, IMG’s witty insider take on the fashion world. Guillaume Bruneau, former art director at Elle, has been named art director of The Daily, replacing Hilli Pitzer. Eddie Roche (we love his videos!) is now senior editor.
  • What do you get when you mix a legendary American fashion designer, a classic children’s tale, the Juilliard Ensemble, and a colorful Japanese artist? The Guggenheim’s Works & Process presentation of “Peter and the Wolf” narrated by Isaac Mizrahi and this year featuring an art installation by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki.