Promotion for GILED MANE"The Gaia Collar is my sustainable leather interpretation of the the Dissent Collar worn by the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg epitomized modern female empowerment by transforming the legal system from within, and utilized her position to implement meaningful change. The same institution that once upheld discriminatory voting rights in Minor v. … Continue reading Balance From Chaos
During a recent conversation with David Black, the author and family friend shared the essential ingredient for any successful story - mythology. He was reflecting on his own work, but was also commenting on the overall decline of storytelling, where myth has been replaced by supernatural fantasy and horrific violence. The Digital Age promised that … Continue reading Once Upon a Tornado
Just as Columbus-era Native Americans developed techniques for working with the colorful Venetian beads that they acquired through trade, the skills of their descendants have also evolved to reflect the latest innovations. In Wendy Ponca’s dresses that are inspired by the “Sky World,” she blends fox fur and bald eagle feathers with crystals and Mylar, a reflective silver material found in space shuttles.
"Looking back in History, we see that the origins of fashion portray the character of a world built by manual techniques and natural fibers. Design was carried out as a reflection of culture and society. These are the images of an extinct world we need to recover.” – Adriana Marina, Founder of Animana Necklace by … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Sustainable Style
Most things have been done before so what makes for an interesting composition can often be a purposeful arrangement of recognizable parts... the juxtaposition of two different or opposing concepts into a single form to create something entirely new, or when 1+1=3! There are various thoughts relating to opposites and the dynamics that arise when … Continue reading Trend Report 2013: Contrast & Flights of Fancy
There is an inverse relationship between trends and originality and leaning too much in either direction means running the risk of becoming obsolete: a person can either succumb to the pressures of conformity, forfeiting one's point of view along the way, or lose relevance to a world that demands constant negotiation. NAVIGATING THE FINE LINE … Continue reading Trend Trafficking