This collection is inspired by personal and global inheritance, considering epigenetic trauma. Created in a time of world wide fear and supply chain insecurity, I returned to my roots and sourced materials from my local fiber chain. I reused and recycled as much as I could, and using what I had on hand or what I could make by hand to visualize this collection.
This collection is inspired by Christian mysticism and the visions of Hildegard von Bingen-12th century abbess, linguist, author, astronomer, composer, and mathematician. The collection fuses a catholic aesthetic with traditional pagan folk patterns and motifs.
This collection is inspired by ancient Islamic natural horsemanship and martial arts. Furusiyya draws visual references from Mamulk armor and tack found in the Stibbert Museum in Florence, Italy. Created in collaboration with the museum for the exhibition The Eyes Within, shown May 2019.
Sample-In 2 Dimensions
Sample- In 2 Dimensions is an artisan collection inspired by the process and craft of garment making. This theme is approached in two ways: 1) the actual sample as a test, and the waste created by it, and 2) the sample as a copy or knock-off of another's intellectual property.
M.Materialism is an artisan collection inspired by the work and ethos of Martin Margiela. Working through the lens of Margiela the concept of feminine materialism is explored. Final sketches would be made with dead-stock, left over sample materials, and various types of shopping bags.