A Friendship Star quilt made by several Quaker women becomes a floral-print minidress by the collective threeAsFour. Credit Linda Rosier for The New York Times

Alexis Carreño Has a Passion for Fashion

PhD student curates prominent exhibit on “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art”

Alexis Carreño grew up in Chile. While many kids his age spent their time kicking around soccer balls Alexis got his kicks in a decidedly different way — by sketching dresses.

Alexis’s fascination with the world of design at an early age eventually led him to enroll in the Universidad de Chile, where he earned an MFA studying painting, contemporary art and gender studies. Read More…

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Alexis Carreño is in The New York Times.

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More information about exhibition:
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art JANUARY 21–APRIL 23, 2014
American Folk Art Museum