I think of myself first and foremost as a fabric maker. I begin each piece of clothing I make by dying yards of silk with vibrant jewel tones. Then I cut the rough shape of a garment out of muslin and lay down a large fabric mosaic mixing my silk with a wide range of fabrics: silks satins cottons velvets wools my aim is to create a rich collage of color and texture. I bind the fabrics together with a satin stitch. At this point Ive created a fabric canvas on which I hand embroider and bead with an assortment of glass pearl and semi-precious stones. Finally I take my fabric and sew it into a garment always lining it with silk Ive created or something I deem equal in quality to the outside. Everything I make is one of a kind. Each piece in its singular elegance is a statement an attitude. It is quite simply Fine Art to Wear.
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