Fall 2014

THE LIVES OF OBJECTS:
KIRA-ENG WILMOT
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’09

As a textile conservator at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Kira Eng-Wilmot is a “front-line advocate for the objects”: she studies their material composition, weave structure, and age, and she ensures their safety when storing, moving, or exhibiting them. Hue caught up with her a few weeks before the museum’s December 12 reopening, after…

SAMANTHA SIEGEL
Advertising Design ’11

SAMANTHA SIEGEL co-created and starred in Less Than One, a six-minute film, viewable at LessThanOne.com, about the chances of finding a soul mate. (Her boyfriend Arturo Perez, Jr. worked on it with her.) The film is based on an episode of the public radio program This American Life in which a group of Harvard physicists…

ALYSSA PACHAN GAGNON
Fabric Styling ’12

ALYSSA PACHAN GAGNON is a trend and design coordinator at Surya, a rug company near Atlanta.She designs textiles, analyzes trends, sets up showrooms and window displays, styles catalogue shoots, and updates Surya’s Facebook and Pinterest pages. She was hired as part of a new design team that expands the line and keeps up with trends.…