Learning to sew from a young age, I have honed my skills over the past decade to create a body of work instilled with fine craft and an appreciation for subtle design.
I graduated from North Carolina State University in May of 2015 with a Bachelors of Art + Design with a concentration in Fibers.
My design process is influenced by my love for making products by hand. While my work is functional and wearable, a connection to the maker is evident; slow design goes into the production of each piece and this process creates truly distinctive garments. This desire for an identifiable hand in my work and the quality of craftsmanship guides my design decisions and adds an element of surprise to my work. I have worked with designers such as Billy Reid, Raleigh Denim, and Alabama Chanin. Each designer has influenced my design aesthetic and taught me the importance of quality materials and thoughtfulness in design. I have learned to create garments that are both beautiful and wearable.
The depth of my work is characterized by natural materials and color defined by the fine detail of my handwork. As a designer with Southern heritage, I am fascinated with reinventing old techniques and making them modern, thereby creating garments that are a reminder of my own personal history but accessible to contemporary archetypes.
*Photo by Jeff Johnson