NICE TIME investigates the sincerity of childhood memories and developmental obsessions contemporarily. Our models’ childhood nostalgia and identity were deeply considered throughout the creation of each look. The inclusion of their own stories increases the connection between the model and the garments they wear. By incorporating toys and playful icons into the designs, we hope to communicate a narrative between past and present versions of ourselves. The inclusion of past identities commemorate the awkward intimacy of growing up and the anticipation of what’s to come. NICE TIME preserves the authenticity of comfort, growth, and sentimentality that represents all ages and stories alike.
NICE TIME is a collection created in collaboration with Kayleigh Efird. Photo Credits to Emma Cheshire.
Apricity defined is the warmth of the sun in winter. This sensation encompasses personal life experiences of its' designers, as they have each matured in a tropical environment and typically associate bright colors, light, and plant forms with nostalgia for their home in Miami. Its perpetual state of summer and vibrant natural life influences the diverse culture surrounding it. This collection includes a variety of symbols of nature, such as a blend of plants, illustrations, body parts, textures, and various prints. In order to demonstrate the impact that skin color has on the way we view each other, the prominent features of the body, such as the face and hands, are covered by mesh and sequins. The androgynous silhouettes of our designs disguise the gender of the wearer to emphasize the importance of the clothing instead of the wearer's physical features. Apricity seeks to engulf the viewer in the memories depicted throughout the collection.
Apricity is a collection created in collaboration with fellow Miami artist and designer Diana Eusebio.
Zeitgeist is an exploration of personal characters, shapes, and colors that repeat throughout my work. The combination of sleek, classic silhouettes and playful illustrations showcase doodles as an elevated form of wearable art. Each model wears lasercut jewelry and stuffed plush purses that showcase the interplay of shapes and characters in the third dimension.