I have been showing my one-of-a-kind “Spiritual Couture” jackets, caftans and separates at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City for 13 years. I will be having a show there on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 from 11–6 p.m., on the 4th Floor in the Evening Department (212-872-2863).
I will also be having a show of my new jewelry collection on Saturday, September 28 from 2-6 p.m. on 5F (212-872-8901).
I design pieces for dynamic, free-spirited, soulful goddesses who are individualistic and who want to show it off. When I first started making my fashion and jewelry collections, it became an exploration of themes, translating concepts from my spiritual belief system into wearable forms. I want my pieces to be practical, easy to wear, so that they can be everyday pieces or worn for special occasions.
Fashion is more than just clothes—it can lift your spirit with love, color and energy, in the same way. Fashion can, and is, superficial for a lot of people. But in its purest form, fashion can also be inspirational. Creative expression is spiritual, so fashion and adornment, too, can be a way to know and show your soul.
As an artist, I am convinced that wearable art is one of the most accessible of mediums because many people can see my designs whenever one of my collectors wears one of my creations. It becomes a moving sculpture, and the person wearing it becomes part of the art.