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Fashion offers social interaction, as it is integrated into expression, creativity, transformation, and attraction. Rethinking the practice of fashion to be as intimate as we make our social relationships, there must be ways to localize the system and disassociate fashion from an exploitative industry. While the fashion industry is currently linked to hierarchical consumption in a negative way, there is room to take back control over the system of fashion. Reclaiming clothes making to be a collective and transparent process within and available to our community is the approach I would like to see practiced.

Fiona McElhany (b. 1996) is a designer from Nevada. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelors of Art in Printmaking, and a minor in Analytical Chemistry. She is a founding member of Laika Press in Reno, Nevada and serves on the Holland Project’s Gallery Committee.

Fashion Week
Molded Concrete Tiles
48in x 48in
2020

Flossy
Woven mohair thread framed on MDF in poplar frame
13in x 15in
2020

Naughty
Baker’s twine dress
Variable Size
2020

Woven
Silk screen prints on Rives BFK, plywood ladder shelf
8.5in x 8.5in / 72in x 15in
2020

Puffy
Silk screen print linen on sewn poly-fiber batting
Variable Size
2020

Shopping
Quilted neoprene vest with plastic chain
Variable Size
2020

Party
Sewn dress from inkjet prints on canvas
Variable Size
2020

Fluffy
Woven mohair thread framed on MDF in poplar frame
5in x 16in
2020

Installation

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