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Collection of original art combining fashion, sculpture & performance to empower youth of all sexualities, gender, class, and color.
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THE MÉLANGE COLLECTION [mey-lahnzh, -lahnj] - a mixture of creativity and original expression.

A ungendered fashion collection which fuses sculpture and performance into a dozen different haute-couture garments, shoes, jewelry, head wear, etc. geared toward the oddballs, individualists, and the self-identified eccentrics.

THE MÉLANGE COLLECTION is my passion.

Mélange evokes a playfulness, filtered through a flamboyant, powerful aesthetic. The pieces are thoughtfully tailored with a sense of ambiguity, with custom fitted ungendered-specific designs, to empower you to determine your own identity. It’s a collection of twelve pieces of original art combining all mediums geared towards encouraging self-expression through art in youth of all sexualities, gender, class, race, and color.

My art is about freedom of expression and mind, bringing together the otherworldly aesthetic of the avant-garde with the demands of everyday life, to create a new lifestyle brand for the unorthodox in everyone.

THE MÉLANGE COLLECTION is about collaboration. I want a dialogue with you and I want you to be a part of this project.

It’s time for a new model in fashion – a fearless one.

Behind the scenes of the White shoot by Sophia Lucia Rose
Behind the scenes of the White shoot by Sophia Lucia Rose

I am an oddball, individualist, and self-identified eccentric. I am an artist with a passion for empowering youth to flaunt their uniqueness and express themselves without limitation. 

My recent exhibitions in Boston and New York City, as well as my education through the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, have inspired me to take fine arts out of the gallery and move it into the streets.

Knitted hand dyed gown by Sophia Lucia Rose, Spring 2013
Knitted hand dyed gown by Sophia Lucia Rose, Spring 2013

Since I am creating this collection through your support, I can offer you an amazing inside look at the progress of my work through Facebook, Instagram, and my personal website, where made-to-order pieces from the collection & other goodies will be available for purchase.

I translate my ideas into all mediums of art. With an emphasis on raw individuality and self-expression, I obsess over details of fabric, form, figure, fit and finish. I work along side a brilliant team, consisting of some of the most experienced and capable seamstresses, who work with the same ascetic demands and expectations of product quality found in today's top fashion houses.

I spend my days using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques, while drawing out designs that incorporates innovative cuts and details. Combined to create bold features with floaty, soft movements, lean futuristic aesthetics, oversized knits fused with toughness, loud original prints, and irresistible light technical fabric.


REWARDS

➜ Once the collection is complete, a professional photo shoot with models under my direction, will document the series.

➜ These photos will be compiled to create the 8"x8" Soft Cover Catalog of the collection, offered in the "rewards" section.

➜ These photos will also be used in the second step of the collection to raise additional funds to promote an exhibition in New York City, Spring 2014, and possibly other cities world wide.

8"x8" soft cover catalog offered in the AWARDS section
8"x8" soft cover catalog offered in the AWARDS section

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➜ Custom designed Crewneck Sweatshirt by Sophia Lucia Rose.

➜Made-to-order on 50% cotton, 50% polyester fabric. Featuring a loose fit, soft, durable, easy to move around in, and all the while looking good.

Sweatshirt by Sophia Lucia Rose offered in the AWARDS section
Sweatshirt by Sophia Lucia Rose offered in the AWARDS section

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➜ Custom made portable 2.5" x 5" speakers by Sophia Lucia Rose.

➜ Powered by 2 AAA Batteries or USB Power Cord (included).

➜ Fits in your pocket Works with ANY device that has a standard 3.5 headphone jack such as laptops, iPods, mp3 players, mobile devices, etc.

Portable speaker by Sophia Lucia Rose offered in the AWARDS section
Portable speaker by Sophia Lucia Rose offered in the AWARDS section

For more information on my process, feel free to contact me directly at sophialuciarose@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

The risks that come with this kind of project are fairly limited, because I am the primary artist for this collection. I will conduct the research, collect the necessary materials, and create the pieces of art myself. I currently have studio space to construct the work, and with your support, the means to purchase the necessary materials. The deadlines for each piece of art are self-imposed, and I have a history of not only meeting my deadlines, but over achieving my goals.

The photo shoot is a collaborative project, that I will oversee. As with any project that requires a team, obstacles can occur, which is why I am enlisting the help of experienced professionals who work well under pressure and can meet their deadlines. I am hiring a project manager with years of experience, to make sure the shoot runs smoothly so that I can focus on the creative demands of the shoot.

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    1) A personal thank you from Sophia Rose embroidered onto fabric. It's custom made just for you. 2) An original concept sketch from the Mélange Collection, signed by Sophia Lucia Rose.

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    1) A custom thank you from Sophia Rose embroidered onto fabric. It's made just for you. 2) An original concept sketch from the Mélange Collection, signed by Sophia Lucia Rose. 3) Custom designed Crewneck Sweatshirt by Sophia Lucia Rose, made-to-order.

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    1) A custom thank you from Sophia Rose embroidered onto fabric. It's made just for you. 2) An original concept sketch from the Mélange Collection, signed by Sophia Lucia Rose. 3) Custom designed Crewneck Sweatshirt by Sophia Lucia Rose, made-to-order. 4) An 8" x 8" soft cover catalog featuring Sophia Rose's The Mélange Collection, along with designer notes & a personal thank you note written inside the book.

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    1) A custom thank you from Sophia Rose embroidered onto fabric. It's made just for you. 2) An original concept sketch from the Mélange Collection, signed by Sophia Lucia Rose. 3) Custom designed Crewneck Sweatshirt by Sophia Lucia Rose, made-to-order. 4) An 8" x 8" soft cover catalog featuring Sophia Rose's The Mélange Collection, along with designer notes & a personal thank you note written inside the book. 5) Custom made portable 2.5" x 5" speakers by Sophia Lucia Rose. Powered by 2 AAA Batteries or USB Power Cord (included).

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    1) A custom thank you from Sophia Rose embroidered onto fabric. It's made just for you. 2) An original sketch from the Mélange Collection, signed by Sophia Lucia Rose. 3) Custom designed Crewneck Sweatshirt by Sophia Lucia Rose, made-to-order. 4) An 8" x 8" soft cover catalog featuring Sophia Rose's The Mélange Collection, along with designer notes & a personal thank you note written inside the book. 5) Custom made portable 2.5" x 5" speakers by Sophia Lucia Rose. Powered by 2 AAA Batteries or USB Power Cord (included). 6) Your choice of an original piece of jewelry featured in the Mélange collection, is yours to keep, once the exhibition of the collection is complete.

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    You will receive all of the above, plus a chance to hang out with me, Sophia Lucia Rose, and receive one of the original pieces of art and a custom fitting of your choice from the Mélange Collection (once the exhibition is complete.)

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