Frank “The Butcher” Rivera
Founder of Business As Usual / Eat What You Kill and All is fair Agency
Frank “The Butcher” Rivera, Designer, Producer & Director, has been a representative of Boston’s creative movement for nearly a decade. First appearing as a co-host of the popular street culture podcast The Weekly Drop and a writer for popular magazines, Frank bridged the gap between fans of street culture and it’s key figures long before it was the norm. As the former creative director & designer for Concepts in Cambridge MA, Frank partnered with several key brands to produce some of the most popular collaborative shoe and apparel projects in the industry . Currently Frank continues to work with select partners by way of his brand / record label – BAU (Business As Usual Eat What You Kill) and his agency, All Is Fair Agency, to help connect companies looking to make meaningful cultural connections by way of lifestyle partnerships and collaborative projects.
Kate Irvin has been Curator and Head of the Department of Costume and Textiles at the RISD Museum since 2009 and has worked in the department since 2002. Her recent exhibitions at the Museum include: Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion, with Laurie Brewer, with an accompanying book co-published by Yale University Press; Cocktail Culture: Ritual and Invention in American Fashion, 1920-1980, with Joanne Ingersoll and Laurie Brewer; From the Land of the Immortals: Chinese Taoist Robes and Textiles; Sartorial Sanctuary: Clothing and Tradition in the Islamic World; and Designing Traditions: Student Explorations in the Asian Textile Collection with Laurie Brewer.