STATE will be showing in the Green Room at the D&A NY show this next week!
Come say hello!
I came across the map for the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not traveling science show that some of my insects were acquired for!
The map alone is amazing. It’s going from city to city for 6 years, starting somewhere in Canada.
I’m happy to say my insects are sandwiched between MLK and a Rolls Royce made from matchsticks.
During the photo shoot of the winter collection, the talented Chuck Heilig shot this video.
The photo shoot of STATE’s winter collection for NuBe Green happened this last weekend.
Unfortunately, so did hurricane Sandy… We made the best of it and shot rapidly as the day grew darker and darker.
The images are beautiful and I’m so grateful to my team for this adventurous day.
Hair: Andy Tseng, Model: Karina
Styling/Wardrobe: STATE, Adrienne Antonson
Sewing 101- De(re)construction with Adrienne Antonson
For some, traditional sewing methods are intimidating, maybe even too rigid. For those who like to think outside the box, and don’t want to rely on patterns, measuring and lots of tools, this sewing class is for you! Designer, Adrienne Antonson, will teach you the basics of sewing and deconstruction — including learning your way around a sewing machine, simple hand sewing techniques and ironing/pinning tricks to save time. From there we will be working with pieces from your wardrobe that need an update. Whether it’s a t-shirt that desires to be a tank top, or pants that would look better as a mini skirt, we’ll re-work pieces into something fresh and new. On the second day, we’ll play with DIY surface design techniques that will spice up your new pieces like printing, stamping, and simple dye solutions that anyone can do at home!
Very happy to announce the STATE online store. Home to STATE basics and some select one of a kind pieces.
I’ll be updating it often, so join the newsletter (or Facebook/Twitter) to stay in the loop!
Thrilled to be profiled on Industry of One. A fantastic, fantastic site.
My interview talks about the future of STATE and life as a gypsy.
My Watercolor Skirt was featured in a pretty spread over at Pure Green Magazine.
Which is worth checking out in general. And boy, is that an outfit.
My studio has been transitioned from sculpture to fashion and I’m ready to get to work on my next collection of clothing.
I’ll be making 100 pieces to take out to NuBe Green in Seattle for a show in April. But, first, I’ll swing by Charleston, SC
to compete in the Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition along with 20 other designers.
This collection I’ll be experimenting with hand knotting yarns, natural dyes, dye removal processes, and of course hand stitching.
Just home from installing the show at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Kentucky. The space is incredible – over 100 years old – with amazing details and architecture. The insects are in a bright, intimate space that perfectly fits the work. It was a whirlwind few days. On top of installing the show, I also did tons of thrifting in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee to collect materials for the next STATE collection which I’ll be starting… now… or maybe tomorrow… Let’s be honest.
I was asked to contribute to Seattle Met’s Style Resolution list for 2012. Here’s what I vowed:
See all the resolutions from Seattle’s most stylish here.
Been working away on my pieces for this January show.
Along with 27 new insects, I’m recreating my studio and tools out of hair.
THE ART OF HAIR
January 15 to February 10, 2012
Opening Reception – Sunday, January 15, 2012; 3-6pm
My trip out to Seattle for my Fall 2011 show could not have been more ideal.
(view from my cottage!)
First, a shoot with the talented Amanda Paredes at Discovery Park,
Followed by another shoot – this one with Joe Holdsworth – who shot the STATE lookbook.
Then, I managed to pull it all together for a talk about STATE at the show,
and finally, I rewarded all my hard work with a visit out to the farm.
I missed the alpacas beyond belief and was overjoyed to see them –and them, me. I like to think. :)
I’m very thrilled to say that 6 of my insects were recently purchased by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum!
As a kid, I LOOOOVED that place, so it’s really wonderful to have my work there.
It’s also fun to think of my insects next to shrunken skulls and merpeople.
I’m not sure which museum location they’ll end up in, but I can’t wait to visit when they land.