This photo shoot was very meaningful to me because these pieces were created in honour of all women who have had to fight our battles throughout time. Having them shot in my home state's capitol building was so symbolic...as we moved through the building, we couldn't help but notice all of the great paintings on the walls of old men Governors; such a juxtaposition to beautiful, bright, and courageous Ryley in a piece from the WOMAN Collection (for more information about the collection, please refer to the "collections" page) Photograph and concept by my wonderful friend and amazing photographer Rhaniel de Guzman Lao.
Had so much fun recently shooting DeconSTRUCTURE in Chaos pieces with Nick Fancher and Danielle Dikeman! MUA: Leigh Ann Ehmann Hair: Molly Ingram
Thank you to Christine E. Laprade for including us in her fun article on Columbus in The Huffington Post Canada!
Had a really great time showing at this year's Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus!
It was an unconventional runway show because I was able to do a short presentation first about how "DeconSTRUCTURE in Chaos" was created, using deconstructed denim waste and local wool.
The audience seemed to enjoy the little glimpse of the process behind the avant-garde couture work, and I appreciated so many coming to me afterwards to thank me!
Hand-spun yarn created using deconstructed denim waste fibres with local wool.
and the weaving begins...and goes on and on and onto my newest collection for the International Library Congress event in August (IFLA)...this one I call "Deconstructure in Chaos"
So excited to create pieces for the upcoming International Library Congress!
The last time this was held in the U.S. was in 2001, and this year the finalists were Washington DC, Seattle, and Columbus...guess which city won?!!!!
I am so honoured to be able to present at their opening ceremony in the denim segment. I can finally use all of the unusable denim that I have been collecting for the last year! I'll create couture pieces from the deconstructed demin and dye them in indigo...this time it will be Asian Modern...here's a snap of the deconstructed denim that I'm spinning and weaving along with denim strips.
Had a really great time showing our "WOMAN" pieces at the KMAC 2016 Couture Show! Everyone was so nice and it was such a classy event...they certainly know how to do it in Louisville! I especially appreciated all the people who took the time to talk to me and my models after the show to get a better insight into the deeper dimensions of the mini collection.
"WOMAN" embodies the courageous struggle of all women, both past and present. Each piece is a link through time, that re-connects women through our shared vulnerability and complexity, and through our unending need to arm and protect ourselves for the battles of our times.
Having so much fun at Glass Axis, creating the accessories for my WOMAN pieces that will debut at The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Couture 2016 Show in Louisville on April 16, 2016!
I've never been to Louisville, so it should be a great weekend!
There is so much symbolism in these pieces...can't wait to share soon!
Thank you to Amy Weirick for her eloquent article about Columbus fashion and for including MALVAR = STEWART!
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