Natural and synthetic dye
In 2013, I left New York City to pursue a master’s education in Fibers & Materials Studies. During those two years, I studied dye processes, soft sculpture, sewing, history of craft, costume, and adornment. Forever enamored with the body, I created Alla Studios, named after my mother, the first woman who taught me how to sew. Making clothing was a way to expand the vocabulary I’d thus far perfected: that of sewing to create garments for important and inspirational people in my life. Yoga teachers. Breath-work practitioners. Art historians. Architects. Medicine women. Musicians. I never intended to make fashionable clothes; but rather, ceremonial items that represented the connection of the hand to the body and the body to the magic in it produced by simply being in the world.