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Textile Arts Council Lecture: "Textiles, Style, and a Designer’s Evolution"

June 9, 2018, 10:00 am11:00 am
Wearable Art Fashion Designer Suzi Click

Image of Suzi Click wearing vest and hat she designed from vintage suzanis from Uzbekistan. Photo Credit: Ari Seth Cohen from his book Advanced Style-Older &Wiser.

Koret Auditorium

Suzi Click’s evolution as a designer of wearable art has been inspired by travels in search of tribal textiles. This talk covers her interest in fashion, from childhood to a 30-year career as designer for manufacturers in the apparel industry, and now to her own line of artisan apparel and accessories using ethnic textiles.

She will talk about the milestones in her evolution as a designer, including watching her grandmother sew, being fascinated by fashion, making doll clothes with a toy machine, learning how to use commercial patterns and sew with her own Singer Touch and Sew in junior high, making all of her clothes in high school and college, being a fashion reporter for the school newspaper, getting two degrees in Clothing & Textiles from Texas Tech University, and becoming a designer for manufacturers of junior sportswear and jeanswear in Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Suzi Click is a wearable art fashion designer. After receiving her MA in Clothing & Textiles from Texas Tech University in 1972, she spent over 30 years working as a designer in the apparel industry. In 2001 she started SUZI CLICK, her current Artisan Apparel & Accessories line and 2007-2014 TWO GIRLS DANCING–her own fashion jeans wear line. Suzi is also passionate about travel and incorporates globally handmade ethnic textiles from her travels into her wearable art.

Ticket Information

Admission: free for current TAC members; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 general admission


Contact Information

Textile Arts Council
tac@famsf.org
(415) 750-3627