Fashion is fascinating. It does not take the 2006 film Devil Wears Prada, for one to be intrigued into the fascinating, yet mysterious world of fashion, and want to make a career in the industry. In communicating and appealing to our own unique style, a fashion designer can take inspiration not only from fashion, but music, literature and art at large.
Within the space of a square frame, the one thing that I wanted to convey was a dream of my future as a designer. The dream that is not just for me but for everyone who desires to wear their favorite clothes. Clothes are not simply a type of accessory that we put on in order to flaunt or show off the monetary value. Instead, it is a way of expressing and introducing oneself to people around us. For instance, the clothes that one wears portray his/her personality, preferences, and interests. Thus, through my artwork, I wanted to show the process of making the clothes for whoever is watching the artwork. It can be you, someone next to you, or anyone. The concept of “Clothes For All” was to convey the idea that my dream is to literally design personalized clothes for everyone and I hope I can achieve all the dreams of mine in the future, after following the path of a fashion designer.
Kristen is an emerging designer artist living in Seoul, born in California. Through her artworks, she explores the social and environmental issues behind the shiny surface of the fashion industry. She often finds joy in embracing things that induce creativity and euphoria into her life and turns them into reality by creating artworks; she creates her work using different mediums, ranging from installation, fabric, painting, and illustration to drawing. Through her work, she seeks to inspire in the audience questions that they have not asked themselves before and conversations that precede actions.