DAY 1

Meet the CM Designers

This years ArtCenter x PENSOLE footwear design program starts with a fresh batch of promising young CM Designers. For the next 13 days, these students will be under the wings of Suzette Henry  Founder of the MLab, to learn about the foundation and role of what it takes to be a color material designer-CMD. They will work alongside their footwear designers to deliver a shoe for their sponsored brands. 

Welcome to the MLab

To kick off the first day, CM Designers are given a tour of the MLab. They had their first introduction to the world of colors,materials and finishes, and their influence in design. The MLab is an amazing resource that provides material swatches, informative books on a wide selection of industries , samples and inspiration. 

 Shown here-Ecco Leather,San Fang, Ariaprene, Mogye, and Clarino just to name a few

Shown here-Ecco Leather,San Fang, Ariaprene, Mogye, and Clarino just to name a few

 Brand products always great teaching tools

Brand products always great teaching tools

 Left to right-Suzette's leather design-HotShop 9,Vince Lebon 's Rollie Brand,Chris Dixon's Linda 1of 1  Below-Color tools Thank U Diva"L.C.",Textures, Schoeller Textiles, Clarino "Ruffneck" outdoor Microfiber

Left to right-Suzette's leather design-HotShop 9,Vince Lebon 's Rollie Brand,Chris Dixon's Linda 1of 1

Below-Color tools Thank U Diva"L.C.",Textures, Schoeller Textiles, Clarino "Ruffneck" outdoor Microfiber