Professor of Apparel.
I was seated next to a new Professor of Apparel at the Rhode Island School of Design dinner
a few nights ago… I promised to send him a proper ‘thank you’ for being my seatmate.
Here’s a little background on him:
From the Rhode Island School of Design website:
Gwen van den Eijnde creates clothing, costumes and accessories that engage the viewer in an extraordinary fiction. He studied with Edith Dekyndt in the Atelier Textile of the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg (2000–05), participated in Robert Wilson’s International Summer Program for performance arts at the Watermill Center in New York (2006) and was artist in residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (2008–09) and at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (2010).
Van den Eijnde earned the Audience Award for the best costume design from Luzerner Theater (2010) and worked with costume designer Olivier Bériot, choreographer Robyn Orlin as well as for Hermès atelier Petit h. Before joining the staff at RISD, he was visiting professor at the Fashion department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and head of Textile Design at HEAR Mulhouse in northeastern France.