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.
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.
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.
➜ 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.
➜ 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.
➜ 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.
For more information on my process, feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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