This is an ecosystem of textiles juxtaposed with nature furthering the cultural camouflage vision. The textiles are mostly 3D knits, chords, and arm knit panels. This is was shot in the land of Garbicz Festival in collaboration with photographer Tyler Goldenflower wearing BeGoldish.
My CNC knitting research at MIT with the Self Assembly Lab x Ministry of Supply creating sweaters that with robot and heat are custom tailored to the body called Active Tailoring. The research was presented on Fast Company articulating our plans for 2019 with mass customization of knitted garments.
Carmel Snow the brand was launched in Tulum at the Healer of Humans pop up at Maxa Camp in Mexico. I created my mystical rainbow palm world in the Caribbean mangroves of the beach. I was so inspired by the mystical world of the Caribbean and it felt the perfect place to activate the brand.
Model: Josefina Moro
Textile garden worlds in Oakland with the revolutionary rainbow mamas. Activating additive manufactured textiles + artisan crafts in the global ethical amazon. The first Carmel Snow collection made in Peru, birthed in Tulum, and brought to life in Berlin.
My senior thesis collection I developed at RISD textiles exploring cultural camouflage and contrast in lived, projected and remixed environments and how we as humans use textiles on the body to camouflage or contrast in the world similar to animal biomimicry. I utilized industrial knitting, machine knitting, digital embroidery, digitally printed fabric, and screen printed. This collection is meant to elevate the cultures of the world blending aesthetics, patterns and materials from the world crew.
Photography: Kyle Suesz
Built the Solar Stage at the Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand. The Solar Stage is designed by Gregg Fleishman using a remix of pieces from the Temple of Whollyness made at Burning Man 2013 in collaboration with Lightning Clearwater and ‘Syn’ Melissa Barron Clearwater. I made the shade quilts with Bunnie Reiss and the Shady Ladies in the Temple of Wholeness at Burning Man 2013 and reinstalled them at the Solar Stage in 2017 in Thailand. The Solar Stage was the main stage and many amazing artist preformed there including : Izzy Bizu, Nicola Cruz, and Wild Sirenda.
A print collection developed by making 3D materials, scanning them, and editing them digitally. Dealing with dimensionality and cultural intersections. Shop collection at PAOM x Carmel Snow
Shot at Tropical Islands in Berlin
Photographer: Jackson Hallberg
Designed and built an inflatable and tensile net structure in collaboration with PneuHaus at Burning Man 2015. We worked with Incord netting and inflatable columns as structure. We were commissioned by Joe Gebbia of Airbnb to make this piece. I focused mostly on the textile and the netting design of the structure.
Tech Style Haus is a technical textile house designed to be the most sustainable house utilizing textiles in every element of the design for the Solar Decathlon Europe in Versailles 2014 . Tech style Haus was made in collaboration with RISD, Brown University, and Erfurt University, I focused on making a cnc knit fully fashioned curved wall interior, stretched between armatures that can be zipped on and zipped off so you can change the density of the insulation of the wall, wash, and change the color of you knit walls. I worked mostly with Stoll America, Vitra France, 3M fibers, and Transformit. I worked on this for two years during school, I minored on textile architecture because of this project and focused on zero waste fully fashioned knit architecture.
Bjarne Melgaard capsule collection was creative directed by Babak Radboy, Lead Designer Gerlan Marcel of Gerlan Jeans, and myself as the textile designer. We interpenetrated Bjarne’s paintings and visions into contemporary fine art streetwear. This is part of the collection shot in W magazine styled by Avena Gallagher who I also worked for as an assistant stylist. The collection did not go to retail and was terminated by unknown circumstances.
During RISD I participated in an interdisciplinary design build lead by Jim Drain x Art and Embassies Morocco x the student team that I was part of. We worked to bring a moroccan inspired textile installation to the US embassy in Rabat.
I worked with Kuna Prints a vegan indegenious textile shoe company to source the Mola textiles made by the Kuna women of the San Blas Islands. I went to the Islands to source the materials and work with the indigenous women in community programs and artesian collectives. My relationship to the San Blas and the Kuna artisans started my textile journey.