I am excited to show you Axminstress. She was awarded 2nd place in Avant Garde, plus runner up in sustainability award 2018 World Of Wearable Arts.
From the hallways of our past, to carpet runway ready, this revolutionized antique- chic twinset reflects how far women have come, to be confident, independent and successful.
Inspired by Frida Kahlo - artist and fashion icon to boot. She learns to use her physical and emotional pain as fertiliser for her strength and creativity and the flowers begin to grow and blossom. She’s done with being walked all over. She discovers her inner Axminster, then rips the rug out from all expectation and flies off in a lace bra.
There are a few symbolism's with the garment itself…the tear drop hat represents past emotions, the Spanish inspired skirt resembles that of a painters palette, covered in vibrant swirls of paint. The back resembles a butterfly, ready to take flight now that she has discovered her strength and versatility. I have over stitched many of the flowers to appear like they are emerging out from the carpet at different stages of growth.
I am super proud to have B Akerlund model my WOW garment "Axminstress . She is a famous Fashion Activist and stylist for Lady Gaga, Madonna and Beyonce. This photo shoot was taken by Bs Photographer Ekaterina Belinskaya in conjunction with The World of Wearable Art