I tend to be a person who has a lot of “visions”. Visions for the perfect scarf, the ideal sweatshirt, the essential bracelet stack…. I could go on. In 2001, I had a vision for a bright pink scarf to contrast my otherwise black New York City wardrobe. I set out to find this “perfect” piece, but after hours of helplessly searching for this accessory, I instead decided to enroll in a knitting class at the Fashion Institute of Technology so I could learn to make it myself. It was at that moment I realized how much excitement and personal satisfaction I get from creating something new and figuring out ways to execute my visions on my own.
It wasn't until we were in the middle of a global pandemic that I decided to test mixing colors and hand dyeing fabrics. I started by using just the 3 primary colors to dye and within days I was measuring and mixing to create dynamic colors of my own. The thing was, I have never actually been drawn to the traditional tie dye look, but I was falling in love with colors.