Style Watch

Textile dressing

Wearing your art on your sleeve.

Tina Sutton


  • 64 / LEXINGTON

  • > “I am a craft addict,” says Gomes, who loves the individualized beauty and versatility of art-to-wear. This sheer hand-dyed wrap top by Amy Ngyuen (bought at the textile artist’s Fort Point Channel studio) fastens with magnets, allowing Gomes to mold the neckline to suit her outfit.

  • > The amethyst and silver chunk necklace by Eva Seid (from a Paradise City Northampton craft show) echoes the tones of the day-to-evening silk wrap.

  • > Gomes keeps everything else sleek, simple, and comfortable: a black long-sleeved T (from Talbots), black leggings (from Ann Taylor), and comfy Allegra stretch fabric/patent leather slip-ons (from FootStock).

  • Favorite Stores The Society of Arts and Crafts, W.O.W., Designers Circus in Allston

Tina Sutton



  • > A painting student at Rhode Island School of Design, Korean transplant Cho got a great loaner for a wearable-art party at the Fuller Craft Museum: this one-of-a-kind durumagi (Korean overcoat) from RISD lecturer and fiber artist Chunghie Lee. Cho likes the combination of Korean tradition with modern fabric and detailing.

  • > Cho spotted this recycled tote in the Fuller gift shop. Made from former museum exhibition banners, it’s a cool carrying case for art supplies.

  • > Underneath is more typical of Cho’s school wardrobe: a basic black top, Club Monaco leggings, and Karen White architectural flats (bought online).

  • Favorite Stores Club Monaco, BCBG, MFA Shops

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  • > A longtime arts photographer, Starr Schein is a walking billboard for visual intrigue, beginning with the timeless Issey Miyake brown pleated tunic and architectural skirt (from Tanglewool in Lenox).

  • > Adding to the outfit’s sculptural drama is this malleable Jo Buckler London scarf (from the Sienna Gallery, Lenox) and a years-old pleated snakeskin bag.

  • > Starr Schein collects bold, artisanal jewelry. “These fabric-and-stone earrings were made in Israel but look like a Renaissance piece,” she says proudly. Her rings are by Janiye Miye Matsukata, while her chunky stone-and-gold cuff is a Vincent Ferrini custom piece.

  • Favorite Stores Looks,, Janiye jewelers

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