Caroline Bellios

Experience

  • 2012

    2012

    Co-Curator - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    For the exhibition Material Translations: Japanese Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • 2012

    2012

    Costume Colloquium III, Florence, Italy

    A Study Collection: New Technologies and Functionalities, co-presented with Michal Lynn Shumate.

  • 2011-Current

    2011-Current

    Board Member - Costume Society of America, Region III

    Direct the business of CSA: advancing the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance, stimulate scholarship and encourage the study of costume.Working within Region III to propose and implement measures for budget, membership, scholarships and awards, and symposia.

  • 2011-Current

    2011-Current

    Costume Diagrammer - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Collaborating with curator Gloria Groom on preparing materials for upcoming Museum exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, including diagraming paintings and researching garments.

  • 2011-Current

    2011-Current

    Costume Diagrammer - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Collaborating with curator Gloria Groom on preparing materials for upcoming Museum exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, including diagraming paintings and researching garments.

  • 2011-Current

    2011-Current

    Founder - Silvertown Studio, Chicago, Illinois

    A community of inquiry and instruction in the skills of sewing and the history of dress.

  • 2005-Current

    2005-Current

    Instructor - The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois

    Introduction to Fashion

    Creating lesson plans and projects to introduce students to the process of designing a collection, from gathering inspiration through executing illustrations. Establishing and developing basic sewing and fabric skills.

  • 2007-Current

    2007-Current

    Assistant to the Director - Fashion Resource Center, SAIC, Chicago, Illinois

    Managing collection, maintaining databases, organizing acquisitions of financing, ordering publications and supplies, graphic design.

  • 2007

    2007

    Studio - Nick Cave, Chicago, Illinois

    Hand stitching various flat and sculptural works.

  • 2005-06

    2005-06

    Assistant - Katrin Schnabl, Chicago, Illinois

    Studio management, graphic design, facilitation of business affairs, cutting fabric for production, sewing garments, customer alterations, grading patterns.

  • 2005

    2005

    Assistant - Emilie Autumn, Chicago, Illinois

    Punktorian Costumes by WillowTech House for Billy Corgan

    Construction and desgin consultation for costumes used in Billy Corgan's music video Walking Shade.

  • 2004

    2004

    Intern - Alexander McQueen, London, England

    Assisting designers by coordinating international mailings, faxes, and telephone communications. Using Photoshop and Illustrator to create new print designs for fabric, alter existing designs, and manipulate color-ways variations. Conceptualizing embellishments, researching inspirations, and developing samples. Scanning, optimizing, and mounting sketches. Hand sewing, machine sewing, and draping projects for factory and runway. Contacting and arranging interviews.

  • 2003

    2003

    Intern - Edelman Worldwide, Chicago, Illinois

    Developing potential design concepts and new business proposals. Aiding designers with photo searching and gathering, scanning, mounting, corrections, and preparing concept presentations.

  • 2002

    2002

    Intern - VSA Partners, Chicago, Illinois

    Aiding designers with projects through scanning, tracing, mounting, corrections, internet research, path cutting, binding and assembling presentations.

  • 2002-03

    2002-03

    Assistant - Gillion Carrara, Chicago, Illinois

    Instructor Fashion Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Working on the restructuring and organization of resources: notes, lectures, articles, slides.

Affiliations

  • 2012

    2012

    College Art Association

  • 2010

    2010

    Costume Society of America

Awards

  • 2003

    2003

    Cornelia Steckl Fashion Fellowship Award

    Department of Fashion Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • 2003

    2003

    CFDA/Target Design Initiative Finalist

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Target Corporation

  • 2001

    2001

    William V Mollihan Scholarship

    Department of Fashion Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • 1993-97

    1993-97

    College Honors Scholarship

    The University of Chicago

Education

  • 1999-2003

    1999-2003

    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Bachelor of Fine Arts

    Emphasis on Fashion Design and Visual Communications

  • 1999-2003

    1999-2003

    The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Bachelor of Arts

    Concentration in Fundamentals: Issues and Texts

References are available upon request.