“I am constantly dreaming about where to travel to next. I then translate my experience into a collection.”
The hot pink and ivory trim on this dress was woven by hand at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.
From inspiration to implementation: a black brushed-silk dress adorned with individual gilded beads.
Brushed brass hooks and eyes secure a cantaloupe silk dress.
“This one is called Rana. Every piece in the fall 2011 collection is inspired by a female name from Turkey or the surrounding region.”
“The girl in the picture to the left of the hands is Zandra Rhodes, who is a hero of mine. The pendant at the bottom is a piece I got in Turkey, from Afghanistan.”
“The etched-metal necklace is an antique from Mali. I added the chain. It’s my favorite piece I own.”