I have always been interested in textiles and found its surface as a medium to express myself. I love making desirable and easy to wear garments (and accessories) with freshness and innovation to the fabric using time consuming techniques that adds value to the garment and elevates the everyday fabric.
I intend to defy the overproduction and exploitation of present day’s fashion system by recycling and upcycling to create one of a kind handcrafted garments that are repeatable but comes out new always.
This collection was inspired by the times that we are living in now and how uncertain it is. The uncertainties and mixed feelings I have about the future put me in the mood to experiment, I communicated my feelings through washes and texture. I have up-cycled and used non toxic dyes and solutions to achieve the textures and washes in this collection.
When the pandemic hit last year, it was difficult to get fabrics from stores and shipments took forever so I thought why not base my collection on what is readily available to me? I believe a good designer should be able to make do with what is at hand. Why denim? I love it's versatility and durability which speaks to the theme of my collection about how we are overcoming these times against all odds. I have created new pieces and accessories while paying homage to traditional denim panels.
Making use of scraps, fabric remnants and worn denim, I explored the possibilities of denim via surface manipulation/embellishment while learning about weight, properties, and threshold of these fabrics with waste elimination in mind. I experimented with layering scraps, washes, dyeing and non traditional materials.