Hailing from Austin, TX, Mady came to Chicago in 2012 to study Fashion and Textile Design at SAIC. Since she began her training, she has worked for Signe Bøgelund-Jensen in Copenhagen and Bernhard Willhelm in Los Angeles. Mady is a storyteller who creates fantastical dimensions through her work, where reality is distorted by means of hyperbole, absurdity and disguise.

 

Title: Hair of the Dog

 

Collection Inspiration   |   Artist Statement

Mescal on their lips / Heads in the clouds / They live by the Hair of the Dog

I dream of a group of men, on the road again / Riding atop a Ford falcon

Beneath the surface / I worry I will never experience the world in its most raw form

I’m anxious I won’t have stories to tell my children.

I travel in my imagination / My mind is always safe, and I am always brave

 

My dad told tales of his adventures on the road as a ‘Falconeer.’ He drove thousands of miles on roads less traveled with friends in a 1965 Ford Falcon through a wilder Mexico that no longer exists. They were enchanted by freedom and a feeling that could not be found in the USA. His stories soaked into my marrow; I longed for the same experience. I’ve woven the collected feelings of his stories into something of my own.  I clothe myself and others so that we can live by the Hair of the Dog.

Designer Mady Berry | Photo Grace DuVal | Model Chase McNicholas, Factor|Chosen Model Management | Model Jonathen Wikholm, Independent Model
Designer Mady Berry | Photo Grace DuVal | Model Chase McNicholas, Factor|Chosen Model Management | Model Jonathen Wikholm, Independent Model
Designer Mady Berry | Photo Grace DuVal | Model Chase McNicholas, Factor|Chosen Model Management | Model Jonathen Wikholm, Independent Model

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