Art gallery turned fashion show

I recently had the opportunity to share my studio-gallery with Garnish Apparel, a 20-year-old, Portland-based clothing line owned and designed by Erica Lurie. Back in January, I hosted a Bricks Need Mortar shop talk in my gallery. Erica was among the attendees and she fell in love with my art. She came up to me at the end of the event and shared her idea of doing a photoshoot in my gallery. I was all in! As I told Erica, I actually wanted to be a fashion designer when I was in elementary school and middle school.

One thing I really love is collaborating with other creatives. And, one of the reasons I decided to open the gallery is that I knew having the space would lead to fun opportunities like this.

Erica invited two of her customers, mother and daughter Debbi and Isabel Saltzman, to model some of her new spring garments. I gave them full reign of my studio and gallery and tried to stay out of the way.

How great do Erica’s striking pieces (and Debbi and Isabel!) look with my bold and bright pieces as a backdrop?

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