Mixed Fashion
 From January 2018 - May 2018, I worked as an intern at Rebirth Garments in Chicago, IL. Run by Sky Cubacub, Rebirth Garments creates “radically visible” apparel for people of various sizes, ages, gender and sexual identities, and physical (dis)abilities. My primary roles involved sewing together garments for online customers, assisting in fashion shows and photoshoots, assisting with print mixing and creation, and working on sculptural chainmaille pieces out of fabric. Shows included a performance at the Chicago History Museum and a residency at the Evanston Art Center.  Garments not specifically made by me can be attributed to Sky Cubacub, Compton Q, and Vogds.

Rebirth Garments Internship

From January 2018 - May 2018, I worked as an intern at Rebirth Garments in Chicago, IL. Run by Sky Cubacub, Rebirth Garments creates “radically visible” apparel for people of various sizes, ages, gender and sexual identities, and physical (dis)abilities. My primary roles involved sewing together garments for online customers, assisting in fashion shows and photoshoots, assisting with print mixing and creation, and working on sculptural chainmaille pieces out of fabric. Shows included a performance at the Chicago History Museum and a residency at the Evanston Art Center.

Garments not specifically made by me can be attributed to Sky Cubacub, Compton Q, and Vogds.

 From January 2018 - May 2018, I worked as an intern at Rebirth Garments in Chicago, IL. Run by Sky Cubacub, Rebirth Garments creates “radically visible” apparel for people of various sizes, ages, gender and sexual identities, and physical (dis)abilities. My primary roles involved sewing together garments for online customers, assisting in fashion shows and photoshoots, assisting with print mixing and creation, and working on sculptural chainmaille pieces out of fabric. Shows included a performance at the Chicago History Museum and a residency at the Evanston Art Center.  Garments not specifically made by me can be attributed to Sky Cubacub, Compton Q, and Vogds.

From January 2018 - May 2018, I worked as an intern at Rebirth Garments in Chicago, IL. Run by Sky Cubacub, Rebirth Garments creates “radically visible” apparel for people of various sizes, ages, gender and sexual identities, and physical (dis)abilities. My primary roles involved sewing together garments for online customers, assisting in fashion shows and photoshoots, assisting with print mixing and creation, and working on sculptural chainmaille pieces out of fabric. Shows included a performance at the Chicago History Museum and a residency at the Evanston Art Center.

Garments not specifically made by me can be attributed to Sky Cubacub, Compton Q, and Vogds.

The Chainmaille Process

The Chainmaille Process

Sky Cubacub specializes in chainmaille accessories and had me experiment with creating fabric chainmaille. This required cutting and handsewing dozens of individual fabric rings in various chainmaille patterns. Below are examples of chainmaille pieces I made during my internship that were used in several shows.

 Model: Sky Cubacub  Photographer: Colectivo Multipolar

Model: Sky Cubacub

Photographer: Colectivo Multipolar

 Model: Molly Hewitt  Photographer: Colectivo Multipolar

Model: Molly Hewitt

Photographer: Colectivo Multipolar

 Model: Jerico Domingo  Photographer: Colectivo Multipolar

Model: Jerico Domingo

Photographer: Colectivo Multipolar

 Model: Matthew Gilboy  Photographer: Colectivo Multipolar

Model: Matthew Gilboy

Photographer: Colectivo Multipolar

 Model: Lucky Stiff  Worn at 2018 DragCon

Model: Lucky Stiff

Worn at 2018 DragCon

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 A sculptural headpiece I created for a client. Each piece was individually hand-sewn and then sewn together.

A sculptural headpiece I created for a client. Each piece was individually hand-sewn and then sewn together.

Videoshoot Floral Skirt

Videoshoot Floral Skirt

A skirt consisting of mesh panels and fake flowers made in collaboration with designer Chaz Morgan for a video project.

 The finished floral skirt.

The finished floral skirt.

Custom Prints

Custom Prints

Due to my experience with digitally creating prints, Sky Cubacub tasked me with rendering their drawings of Leigh Bowery and various trans icons into digital prints for fabrication.

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 I also had the fortune of working with Chicago leather designer Emma Alamo, getting to work a variety of leather accessories: cuffs, collars, and harnesses.

I also had the fortune of working with Chicago leather designer Emma Alamo, getting to work a variety of leather accessories: cuffs, collars, and harnesses.