FELON OF SELF

CORSETED GOWN, FALL 2018. THIS DRESS INVESTIGATES THE COMPLEXITY OF SUICIDE AND THE EMOTIONS SURROUNDING THE ACT. FROM HISTORICAL RESEARCH, PERSONAL AND EXTERNAL ANECDOTES, THIS DRESS AIMS TO INSTILL LASTING EMOTION IN VIEWERS. SILKSCREENED TULLE SKIRT USED AS BASE, WITH 33 HAND PAINTED SILK PANELS COMPOSING THE MAJORITY OF THE SKIRT. TWO PLEATED ORGANZA PANELS MAKE UP THE LAST SECTION OF THE SKIRT. ASYMMETRIC VINYL CORSET WITH SATIN RIBBON AND PLASTIC AND METAL BONING MAKES UP THE BODICE.

HONEYCOMB MOHAIR SWEATER

HONEYCOMB TUCK STITCH MOHAIR SWEATER MADE ON A SILVER REED KNITTING MACHINE, FALL 2018. GARMENT INCLUDES OVERSIZED SLEEVES AND WIDE NECK FLOUNCE. ALL PATTERN PIECES SHORT ROWED TO CREATE DIAGONAL INCREASES IN COLOR. FINISHINGS DONE ON FINE GAUGE HAUGE LINKER MACHINE.

 

SHIRT IN SECLUSION

STRUCTURED MENSWEAR PIECE, FALL 2018. SHIRT MADE OF A PLEATED BEDSHEET FOUND AT GOODWILL. OVERSIZED OPEN FELT CUFFS. BUTTONS HIDDEN BY PLACKET LEADING UP TO A DOUBLE FUSED MANDARIN COLLAR. SHOULDER PADS AND PLASTIC BONING USED TO SECURE DRAMATIZED STRUCTURE OF THE SHIRT. MODELED BY MAX, PHOTOS BY SONJA BRINEY.

 
 

BRUSHED MOHAIR GRADIENT SWEATER

MOHAIR SWEATER, FALL 2018. JERSEY STITCH USED ON SILVER REED KNITTING MACHINE, FINISHED AND CONSTRUCTED BY HAND. BRUSHED WITH COARSE COMB TO PULL OUT MOHAIR, CREATING A HIGH PILE AND ADDING DIMENSIONALITY.

 

ARMY OF ONE

CLEAR VINYL COAT WITH APPLIQUÉ, SPRING 2018. VINYL PATTERNS CUT AND WHIPSTITCHED TOGETHER USING FISHING LINE. YARN, SATIN RIBBON, AND CORDING USED TO EXPRESS THE ACUTE, INTRACTABLE DESIRES SURROUNDING INTIMATE RELATIONS. PHOTOS ARE 120MM DOUBLE EXPOSURES TAKEN ON A HOLGA.

IDENTITY

WHITE SILK GOWN, FALL 2017. INSPIRED BY EXPLORATIONS OF IDENTITY AND SELF ACCEPTANCE. PRIMARY ACRYLIC PAINTS USED ON SKIRT FOR FORM ACCENTUATION.

 

 
 

Prom 2017

TWO DRESSES DESIGNED ON COMMISSION FOR PROM 2017. BOTH MADE WITH SILK BASE SKIRTS, CHIFFON LAYERED ON TOP. DRESS ALTERATIONS MADE AT CLIENTS’ DISCRETION.

 

PARIS BLACK

BLACK BALL GOWN CREATED AT PARSONS PARIS, SUMMER 2016. SILHOUETTE INSPIRED BY THE PARALLELS OF PAIN AND BEAUTY. TULLE BASE SKIRT WITH SILK SKIRT BODY, HAND SEWN MANIPULATIONS FOR SKIRT SHAPE. DRAPED REFLECTIVE SILK TEXTILE AS SKIRT TOP LAYER, CARRIED THROUGH TO WIRE STRUCTURED HALF BODICE PAIRED WITH SHEER CHIFFON.

 

Growing Up

PAPER DRESS WITH CREPE BODICE AS BASE, FALL 2016. INSPIRED BY CHILDHOOD DESIGNS OF PAPER DRESSES FOR BARBIE DOLLS. SKIRT MADE OF CRUMPLED TISSUE PAPER. DRESS BOUND TOGETHER WITH SILK CORDING.

 

 

Reconstruction

ASYMMETRIC UPCYCLED MINI DRESS. CREATED AT PARSONS PARIS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2016. CREPE PANTS WITH SATIN STRIPE USED FOR DRAPED BODICE. BURGUNDY DRESS SLEEVE USED AS WAIST SASH. FELT COAT AND LOUIS VUITTON LEATHER YARDAGE USED TO CREATE STRUCTURED SKIRT. NUDE BODYSUIT BENEATH UNRELATED.

 

 

Prom 2016

BEGINNING OF DESIGN ENDEAVORS. DESIGNED PROM DRESS FOR THE UNFATHOMABLE ISABELLA ROY. TULLE BASE SKIRT WITH SILK AND CHIFFON OVERSKIRTS, SATIN SASH, AND SHEER CHIFFON TOP WITH HAND PAINTED APPLIQUÉ.