Absolutely obsessed with material quality, construction, and technical production processes, I take every sewing project as a learning opportunity.
Through spatial visualization, patternmaking via Illustrator, and precision cutting and sewing down to millimiter allowances, each piece of clothing is a puzzle to solve.
Many of these projects are for my personal wear, but some were purely to sate my curiousity on just how some pieces were made. Through these I feel I have gained a greater empathy and respect for garment construction in general.
The starting point of this project was a traditional vintage-style hiking backpack. I researched modern ergonomic straps and padding using foams, nylons, and spacer mesh for the areas that sit against the body, and utilized elegant yet hard-wearing leathers and wools for the exterior panels. Side water bottle pockets, an interior padded laptop sleeve, and a small secure zipper pocket along the top were all tailor made to my needs. A juxtaposition of luxurious and utilitarian, this backpack has been by my side (or, on my back) on many short and long distance trips.
Original design by Rick Owens. Bauhaus cargo trousers recreated in Cone Mills White Oak deadstock denim and leather details. The sewing pattern was interpreted via online references.
Fully lined but still light enough to be a summer weight, this rayon jacket has a bold typographic design (inspired by Coast Modern’s song, Hollow Life) on the back and carried over to the front with an embroidered wool patch.