I believe everything happens for a reason. I could not have anticipated that a chance introduction made with the ladies of the original Travelling Dress would grow into into such a beautiful collective. The fact that it did, and that it would allow us to connect with so many other amazing artists is something that I am very grateful for.
When the opportunity arose to lead a group of my own, I did not have to look long to find countless inspiring artists to approach. It meant a lot to me that the talented individuals I long admired agreed to take part in this adventure with me. The dress crisscrossed the globe from California, the East and West Coast of Canada, England and the Netherlands. The images I am proud to present to you are thanks to the following artists: Sue Sonnenberg, Aaron Von Hagen, Lexy Parks, Maggie Hood, Joni Burtt, Sarah Kierstead, Joel Robison, Martine de Groot, Sapna Odlin, and myself, Erin Falkenham.
To add another element of creativity, I really wanted to include and feature artists of other mediums to create the object that would be travelling the world and become the subject of our ideas. Lucky for me, Dee Silkie and Michelle Duncan were up to the challenge and just as excited to join us. Dee specializes in the hand dyeing of silk fabric and created the beautiful black and rose patterned material that Michelle then conceptualized into our dress. My goal was for something that had movement, was easily transported, durable and could be worn by various body types and sizes.
Thank you all for your collaboration, inspiration, patience and hard work. It has been an honour and I hope you enjoy the end results as much as I have.
Dee Silkie is a creative entrepreneur and designer. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario where she dyes all of her own fabric by hand! She then turns her hand dyed masterpieces into high end silk clothing such as shorts, dresses, crop tops and more all made in Toronto and available on her online store. Dee also hosts a podcast called "The Dose of Dee" where she interviews various creatives in the fashion industry.
New Brunswick, Canada
Michelle Duncan is a fashion designer based in Fredericton, NB. After obtaining a degree in Applied Arts from the University of New Brunswick and a diploma in Fashion Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, she began working on custom creative projects. Now, with a range of work for curatorial presentation, photography, film and runway, Michelle continues to challenge her design and construction skills through collaboration and self exploration.
Graphic Designer since 2005 and natural light photographer producing mostly black and white images, some color, with a fine art style, located in Vancouver, WA, USA.
I love creating. I love finding beauty in the mundane and seemingly trivial. I love being a part of creating beautiful things.
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