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About the Artist
I regard myself as a garment builder. These constructions are built to perform on a three-dimensional form that is in constant motion- the human body. When I set out to make garments, it was important for me to set some parameters within my creative process. Making a garment to function on multiple levels, seasons, and for most occasions is fundamental in the design process. I believe that a versatile garment can be a type of armor and make the wearer feel powerful and protected. I source fabrics sustainably by utilizing deadstock leftover post-production from the garment industry. This high quality, limited quantity fabrics are deemed unusable simply because they are past season and ultimately end up in landfills if unused. Designing within this limitation results in every garment being one of a kind. I also incorporate vintage fabrics into my designs. All my garments have a familiarity and timeless quality juxtaposed alongside a futuristic sci-fi element to them. These are zero-waste, ethically made garments with an equal emphasis on design, comfort, and utility. I source my fabrics from design house ends and deadstock from the textile industry. These are past season high-quality fabrics that are discarded and deemed unusable. Obtaining fabrics in this way results in limited quantities and one of a kind garments. The challenge of designing within these restraints really pushes the creative process and supports my personal philosophy of sustainable and ethical practices. At a time when fast fashion, wasteful consumption, and short-term trends are the norm, I am a proponent of Slow Fashion, a sustainable movement that values well-made garments with a timeless design. These environmentally conscious principles guide my production, where the end result is an intentional, utilitarian, and sophisticated garment with a minimal and modern aesthetic. Lives and works in Milwaukee, WI.