President, Dyenamix

Raylene Marasco

Raylene Marasco

Meeting Information
Wed., May 18, 2016 at 7 pm

Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $10.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.

Meeting Location
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)



Wed, Jun 15:  TSGNY MEMBERS, presentation of members' work.

Raylene Marasco started her career working for a sculptor in Italy and eventually found her way into the world of textiles. In 1991 she opened Dyenamix Inc, a custom textile studio creating some of the most experimental and high profile projects in the fashion industry. Their clients include Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Public School, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, Sally Lapointe, Theory, Coach and Proenza Schouler.

Active in the CFDA, Raylene Marasco and Dyenamix have been instrumental in assisting young designers in winning competitions such as the International Woolmark award. Dyenamix was also awarded the CFDA Fashion Manufacturing Initiative Grant in 2015 and is regarded as the most innovative, diverse studio producing bespoke textiles in the country. Industry leaders look to Dyenamix to enhance their designs through never before seen experimental techniques developed at Dyenamix. They are responsible for advancing the digital printing technology into current productions, while keeping the traditional techniques in their repertoire.

In addition to Dyenamix work in fashion, their craftsmanship can also be seen in 73 artworks of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, at the recent Metropolitan Museum’s China through the Looking Glass exhibition where they replicated a damaged 18th century gown’s sleeve , and in the current exhibition of Isaac Mizrahi at the Jewish Museum (with Raylene Marasco’s hand painted coat on the cover of the exhibition book). Broadway stages, feature films and television shows have also had use for the services of Dyenamix. Seven seasons of Project Runway featured a “make your own fabric challenge” where Dyenamix provided the digital textiles in 24hours! If you watch this week’s Project Runway all stars, you will see the process in action again. The work of the studio is diverse and spans all industries. If you can imagine an application for fabric, Dyenamix surely has had a hand in the textiles.

Dyenamix is currently considered one of the textile industry leaders in creative , innovative textiles.

The 6pm Pre-Meeting Program

Calling all tinkers, tailors, wire/basket-makers, sailors and sculptors alike!

Structures: how do you achieve this?  how do you transform limp weaves into structured form?  Do you use an armature?


If you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming 6:00pm Pre-Meeting Program, contact Joan Diamond to discuss your presentation and available dates.