This month we welcome James Fowler as our guest speaker.
He is currently an adjunct faculty member teaching Design and Colour, Fashion History, and Contemporary Fashion at the Toronto Film School and Ryerson University’s Chang School. He has a long history in textile, Fowler tested his skills at Marilyn Brooks, Inc. before setting out on his own, and then spent over a decade as a noted Canadian fashion designer. He joined the Academy of Design and Technology: first as an instructor, then as the first Chair of Fashion, and finally as the Director of their School of Fashion in 2002. Fowler started “TEXTI’LL” in 2005 and has exhibited and sold through numerous group and solo shows in Ontario. He is currently working on several pieces for a future exhibition.
Fowler also collects Vintage Ken dolls (1961 – 1966) and has exhibited his collection at the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge and the Markham Museum. He also wrote and produced the show catalogue, “Ken and Me”, in 2016. You can find more of Ken and James at www.jamesfowlervintageken.com.
He is also an avid fan of Canadian Fashion and its backstory, which he researches, collects, and archives on his web/blog site www.clothingcanadafashion.com.