Sewn from second-hand sheets, this project started as an exercise in different sewing techniques but evolved into a purposefully designed garment. I wanted to create a new type of clothing, something closer to an accessory than something identifiable as a shirt or jacket.
The final product is reversible, unisex, and can be worn in multiple ways with the double belt closures. Could possibly be worn by a rich woman in 2059 who has no idea what could possibly have happened to her two-timing husband.
This wearable sculpture piece is the product of a long-distance collaboration between my sister, mother, and me. All three of us have red hair which is a recessive genetic mutation. My mother and sister designed the pattern, which is based on the structure of red hair proteins, and the color scheme. With these design choices made for me, I dyed the fabric, screen printed the pattern, and fabricated the foam-core elements. The structures beneath the fabric physically mutated my body as I wore it to further push the theme of mutation.
This silk-screened textile is a continuation of an old project where I had turned the image of a fox skull into a flat graphic. Skulls often have connotations of death or are visually disturbing, so I incorporated them into a sunburst design to subvert those messages.
THE PIDGEON QUEEN: RUFF
Metal sculpting mesh and multi-toned blue yarn juxtapose one another in their material properties when combined as an adornment. This ruff is a modern take on Elizabethan starched ruffs and takes inspiration from ruffs seen in nature, especially those on birds of paradise.
BLACK STRETCH SET
& LACE OVERSKIRT
Black stretch set cut using custom made patterns.
Cotton lace overskirt with snap closure. Pattern designed in Rhino and fabricated with a laser cutter.
Raglan sleeve jacket with patterned cotton fabric on the outside, and polka dot lining inside.
The gray sections are the backside of the black lining, and what was first a sewing mistake became a design choice that I continued throughout the rest of the lining.
Warp: cotton twine
Weft: thin white and purple yarn, thick black yarn, pink ribbed ribbon, lavender paper ribbon, wire, clear tubing, green packing plastic.