Elle has been designing and making clothes since elementary school. While they mostly produce items for themselves, they also occasionally sell custom items to others. They are also an aspiring model--wearing clothes is just as fun as making them!
Currently, Elle is sketching designs, dyeing textiles, and drafting flats to create a collection inspired by their idea of what a Victorian Afrofuturist wedding would look like. Pieces from this collection will be displayed in the Threadfair Fashion Show in April 2020.
Victorian Afrofuturist Wedding
Though the Victorian Era and American slavery were overlapping time periods, the intersection between the two is seldom explored. This project hopes to examine the connection between the destitution of slavery and the extravagance of upper-class Victorian fashion.