Inspired by Conflict: The Voice of an Artist
I have always had a strong personality and I think that shows in my designs. It’s been called super hero dressing. As a designer I am often conflicted on how to balance my aesthetic with my internal moral compass. I never really broke down my inspiration-the thing underneath the subtle details, folding techniques or style. Yes I am inspired by nature, by math, and vintage garments (thank you suffragettes and Dior). But my true voice is that of a tomboy who loved to play with bugs. And in 10th grade she watched “My Fair Lady” and was blown away. The melding of such a snot nosed kid who absolutely fell in love with fashion is where my story starts. While designing, I ponder this-Can a woman be both strong and feminine? This question is a persistent conflict in my design. Even the materials convey duality: soft terry knits folded into architectural shapes, or diaphanous silks merged with turgid cotton. I use these tools of technique, material, aesthetic and voice to speak for me: opposing concepts-duality in life. My line is inspired by conflict and all that it has to offer.