Yolanda, United States


The Background Story of This Deconstructed & Reworked Look: 1) I reworked a forgotten denim trench. I hand painted and cut it to create a new, edgy drape. I hand stitched all of the detailing changes and additions ... the buttons, gilded silk rosettes and a hanging chain to the front panels, in addition to embroidery on the back. I finished it off by attaching the feathers. 2) I removed the pearls from a few forgotten earring posts and a ring. I reworked them into this funky pendant choker. 3) I added a feather trim to a rarely-worn jersey and wool top. 4) I converted wide leg jeans into this maxi skirt. I added an asymmetrical, raw-seamed panel that features a tabbed button closure and a front, off-center split.