Love them or hate them, black flowers make a serious statement. Variously associated with times of drastic life changes and farewells, or on the flip side with rejuvenation and pure devotion, the midnight blooms represent the Holy Grail to flower breeders, a truly remarkable discovery and achievement. Indian Textile Designer Suneetha/Bhaavana’s creation highlights the mysterious flower employing various techniques of ribbon work and appliqué against a backdrop of hand woven silk Gadwhal sari border. Showcased in folds of silk-on-silk overlay, the work is completedwith a jeweled sparkle by jewelry artist Ronda Terry’s kiln-fired dichroic glass.
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Susan Hollingsworth has always had a knack for storytelling. Her years spent living in countries from Europe to Asia introduced her to the ancient practice of fiber art and the techniques that women used to create visual stories – with thread and fabric – passed down to them from their ancestors. During a stint in London, she studied pattern making from the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, which became the catalyst for SuKaz jackets. Rather than pen and paper, Susan designs wearable pieces of art, each one telling a unique story through the hands of skilled artisans from cultures around the globe.
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The Sukaz Art Panels of India include a wealth of textile art techniques evoking a brilliance of color and the depths of mystery in the Indian culture. In collaboration with Sukaz, stories are spun to vivid life by the skillful artistry of Suneetha/Bhaavana’s applique, silk origami, and needlefelt and further enhanced with touches of beading, applique, and braiding.
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Multi- talented jewelry artist Ronda Terry works magic in her Michigan studio, conjuring delicacy and beauty from bits of rough metal, raw gemstones, and broken glass. Each of her exquisite creations is forged using caustic chemicals, 1500 degree heat, and a master’s hand. Ronda fashions a range of jewelry, dichroic glass tile, and buttons using techniques of kiln firing, enameling, casting and etching. And each brings its own brand of magic to a Sukaz jacket.
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Every jacket is a wearable work of art and should be handled with care. Custom hand clean only by a certified professional dry cleaning specialist.