Libby Quail

Clothing Designer Female Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
Mayhem # 2587928

About Me

As an accomplished, committed, and constantly curious fashion designer and conceptual artist, I have accumulated over 4 years of couture sewing technique with a supplementary 3 years of experimental draping and patterning method. I am driven by a passion for consumer understanding and trending, and a desire to translate conceptual ideas into business initiative. I embrace how to create reality through creative process. I specialize in use of salvaged and recycled articles or unconventional objects.
I have lots of runway experience, both helping coordinate and participating as a featured designer. My clothing reflects luxury and elegance, while maintaining that it is all made from recycled objects. Everything in my collection comes from something else, and had a separate life as an alternate garment. The fabrics can come from other garments that are de-constructed, or simply from fabrics that were discarded or donated. Often times I incorporate found objects into my work- such as animal horn buttons, vintage shoe buckles as toggles, etc. I tend to try and think of various aspects of how the garment will be worn, and try to reach out from the original purpose of the design. I am well known for using items, such as umbrellas, in clothing design, making the clothing serve multiple purposes. (wearing an umbrella is useful on a rainy day!) I also tend to gravitate towards interior design fabrics, such as various re-upholstery fabrics, curtain fabrics, etc. I like people to try and guess what things are made out of. I like to use things that have already been worn- because it lets me know that that fabric is comfortable enough to keep being worn. I take pride in making things that were considered "second-hand" or "trash" look like priceless works of art. I also specialize in use of fur, I like to re-use it on new items.


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Featured Designer, A Walk to Remember, West Bend's 1st Fashion Show June 16, 2012
Featured Designer, Info Magazine's 10th Year Anniversary Casino Night May 19, 2012
Featured Designer, Art Jamboree at City Hall, part of Art Milwaukee March 9, 2012
Featured Designer, Loyalty to the Cure Lupus Benefit Fashion Show Feb 12, 2012
Featured Designer, NYE MKE New Years Art Event sponsored by Art Milwaukee Jan 1, 2012
Featured Designer, Mount Mary College Fashion Show 2009-2011
Featured Designer, Milwaukee Art Museum Run up to the Runway Winter 2010
Liaison, Sharon Lee Wilson Center for Performing arts Fashion Show for Charity Winter 2010
Liaison, Event at Kilbourn towers for Donna Ricco and Karen Davidson Winter 2009
Mt Mary Vision Scholarship 2009-2012
Academic Competitiveness Grant 2009-2011
Mt Mary Award 2010-2012
Active Member of Art Milwaukee since November 2012
Active Member of Loyalty to the Cure Lupus Benefit since 2012
Guest Member of Visual Artists Aliance Southeastern Chapter, Febuary 2012
Charitable Accessories Provider, TuNe-YaRdS Musical Performance October 2011



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