Friday, March 25, 2011

csulb bound

In about 6 months I will be a california girl. There was only two spots avaialbe and I got one of them. Excited to be in LA and with a special someone when I got the news :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

OneRepublic feat. Sara Bareilles - Come Home

If my collection had a theme song, this would be it. please take the time to listen to this, its so perfect.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Did You Miss Parkshow?

yes? well your gonna get a second chance to see my collection,
no? well maybe you just like to support

I have been invited to show my collection at fabricated!

event link here

For everyone who saw my collection at Parkshow I will be including a few more pieces just to keep things interesting

Also we will be shooting the outfits in LA next week so check bach for photos!

Here is some photos from Ian Harding at Parkshow

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ive Become A Hat Person

I originally set out for this hat and I finally found one I like. Thank you Aldo for this 100% wool hat. You can bet I'll be wearing this a lot in LA next week :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Apiana Que History

Apiana Que was started in April of 2007, originally for a leather accessory line. Wanting the name to really represent me, I used the month of april to derive "Apiana" and added Que so that the company name would have my initials; Phonetically app-e-anna cue. As a graduate of ACAD (May 2011) from Fibre I grew a strong intereset in print making (esp in the repeat) while I explored different forms of display for my printed work, garment making became one of them. While I dont call myself a fashion designer I enjoy making collections that have a story or concept behind them, challanging myself to investigaete pattern and technique. Some of these garments are made for performance, with the fabric interacting with the model during a runway show, and some are created for photography; this allows me to display my art in a way that can reach many people.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Park Show!

Tonight was fairly successful! (minus that they put chantel traub's name with my collection, but hopefully people figured it out)
In case anyone missed it, or need images to connect the work to me, here is some photos my friend took for me
when the professional photos come out, ill post those as well!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tonight is the night

all sorts of pop songs just popped into my head.

I hope everyone is coming to watch!
here is my official artist statement. I will post accompanying photos tomorrow.

Lover, Come Home
This collection is all made of hand printed fabrics, which derive from hand painted stencils inspired by the theme of this show.

The first prints completed for the collection look at the slave trade, and after colliding with a major storm, the dead, dying slaves were being thrown overboard. The two other prints that accompany this scene are an air war – where people are jumping out of planes that are exploding into a damask pattern, while bombs are floating around them. The other references the holocaust using the decaying body as an icon reminiscent of a mermaid leading sailors in the ocean. The print that reads, “come back to me” is the key that ties all the prints together.

When comparing Fransico Goya’s The Third of May with Jacques- Louis David’s The oath of the Horatii intrigues me in looking at another persons perspective. While the main prints depict what the soldiers are enduring, the “Come back to me” print in the format of a woman’s dress tells the story of the woman waiting at home for her lover to come back to her unaware of all the destruction occurring elsewhere.