At the School of Visual Arts, I was honored to have the opportunity to present my work in the 2018 Marie Claire-sponsored exhibition, Obsessorize on Madison Avenue. Under the creative direction of SVA 3D Design department chair Kevin O’Callaghan, designers were tasked with the task of producing an accessory, whether it be a pair of shoes or a stylish piece of jewelry. The twist- Every accessory had to be made from one single unique material, making each piece one of a kind.
But that’s not the only challenge the designers faced. Every single design had to fit into a specific decade. Each glass exhibition box would represent one decade. The final featured designs would represent the very best work in terms of both concept and execution.
From concept sketches to completion, I worked in a time period of just four short weeks up to the final submission deadline. My item: vintage doorplates, doorknobs, and keys. I opted to travel back in time to an era of rusted metallics and patinas and based my shoe off of copper keys. Using a variety of techniques, including gilding and distressing, I produced a fashion statement piece that unlocked the viewer’s imagination.
These shoes, and many others, can be seen along Madison Avenue in NYC for six weeks only, through the end of October 2018.
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