Saturday, April 28, 2007

Can Can Tu Tu

This is wearable, though really uncomfortable! I hung it in the Art Guild tent during the Sustainable Ballard Festival Oct. 2006. I wonder how it would look wired, maybe call it the Lysistrata Chandelier!

The bodice is made from road kill cans, starting with the Schmidt's wolf that was too beautiful to leave on the pavement. The skirt is tulle with a little spray paint and intermittent beads. The note at the hem is in memory of Subculture Joe, a late, great, local artist- the dude who put the ball and chain on the Hammering Man.

Friday, April 27, 2007

fashion ethos...please

Hey it's only a shirt, but is it? It's also a process of many elements both physical and mental. It is an expression, a product and a choice. Yeah, it's also just a shirt!

I am a fashion devotee, a professional clothier, and a sustainability harpy that wants the world to know how much fun there is in designing with a re-purpose in mind. The clothes we wear impact social, environmental and economic issues. With this in mind we can choose to create personal styles that enhance who we really are and not some marketing professionals interpretation of who "we" are. We can recreate what fashion is and what style means and we will be able to look our children in the face instead of apologizing for all the damage left in our wake.