multicolored, pieced silk duster voluminous silk dupioni shaped dress colorful accordion neck wrap

Mary Jaeger

Brooklyn
NY
About this Exhibitor / Bio: 

UNFOLDING PROJECT multi-dimensional silk wearables are created by reconfiguring post-production silk textile remnants. The work focuses on intricate layers of textiles, inspired by the relationships between textures, proportions, patterns, colors and shapes that start flat, then wrap a three-dimensional form. Combining multiple methods of dyeing, stitching, piecing, pleating, quilting, shrinking and deconstructing, the fabrics are carefully made into garments/accessories using couture sewing techniques. My clothes are soft sculptures for the body, worn and styled in multiple ways.
Imbedded alongside one pleat in each piece is a Word of Hope: love, compassion, peace, happiness, empathy, courage. These messages give deeper meaning to the hand-work, thought-process, care and time invested making this collection in our era of mass markets, frenetic consumption and dismissive waste. Embracing their essence, communicates individuals can positively influence lives through innovative actions.

Year: 
2019