Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wool + Leather Whale Etched Travel Bag

This winter-white wool and brown leather handbag is part of my most recent collection, Call Me Ishmael. Inspired by life aboard a sailing ship, I explore what a modern day heroine might don during a trans-Atlantic journey. I find beauty in the utility, tradition, artifacts and voyagers of square-rigged ships and the whaling industry.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Miniature Harpoon

Miniature Harpoon, Danielle Everine 2011
Wood dowel, leather, wire, rope, rabbit fur, glass bottle, cork

I have been interested in creating miniature artifacts for some time now. When Springboard for the Arts invited me to submit a work for a fundraiser, I thought it was a great opportunity to further explore miniatures. Consumed with stories of whaling and sea travel (the inspiration for my Fall 2011 fashion collection "Call Me Ishmael), I chose to sculpt a tiny harpoon.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Voltage 2011 Photo Story

The incredible crew for this shoot braved the cold on an early April day to capture my Spring 2011 collection. Marshall's fingers were stiff and Mary was frozen to her core. The ice on the lake is just breaking up. All dresses, blouses, jackets and pants are made from delicate silk chiffon. I quilted, tailored, printed and french seamed to give the looks depth and intrigue. See my inspiration post here.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Voltage 2011 Concept

While tailoring menswear-inspired garments, I developed an appreciation for how intricate and beautiful the internals of clothing can be. The interfacings, linings, padding and pockets that build structure and proper fit create wonderful multi-tiered elements that should be appreciated. By using sheers of differnt stiffness, weights and prints, I would like to expose the meticulously crafted secret aspects of garments that are seldom considered by the wearer.