I picked up sewing as a hobby when I was 16 and it has kept with me though the years. I have been working as a costume designer for the last 8 years and went to FIDM and received a professional designation degree in 2005. I have since been working in theatre and on the side starting up Shawk Stitches.
Fashion, both as reality and in concept, has become second nature. Often asking the question what is the difference between fashion and costume? Is there a line? Can one step over it? Often inspired by the past (and love of corsets!) her designs reflect her love of fashion (costume) history and hope wearers feel this reflected in her designs.
I hope to gain a network of artists though this site, meet models who would love to wear her designs, photographers in which to do photo shoots with story lines and other designers to collaborate with.