Hope Corrine Vaughan
My desire to make clothing comes from an appreciation of its transformative capabilities. Entire stories and worlds are synthesized from every detail of a garment. Like any art form, there is a limitlessness behind their conception, yet a set of constraints regarding their creation, due to a required response to physics, movement, and the elements. With a strong consideration for both narrative and sustainability, I like to start with pieces that have already developed strong cultural associations, to not only suggest ways we can create something new out of what we already have, but to also add to the stories these pieces already tell.
Through this way of thinking, there is a naturally occurring result; a piece which is both grounded in tradition, and updated due to exciting new shapes created when basic functional aspects also aid the current necessity to move, adapt and change.