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Student Designers

Participating artists each present their own unique visions, claiming fashion should be recognized as a cultural phenomenon, not just a few voices speaking for an industry. As a student-driven event, R.I.P. V.I.P. demonstrates young artists are a crucial part of the discussion.

Grace Kubilius ’13 (fiber) – Junk Bones

About Grace

Grace KubiliusGrace Kubilius grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. She is a senior at the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in May 2013 with a BFA in Fiber and a concentration in Experimental Fashion. Her work is focused on material manipulation in the form of the garment as sculpture.

About Junk Bones

Junk Bones is an exploration of the garment as an artifact, relic or ghost. The body and the garment hold memories and personal histories, such as the decaying and derelict architectural spaces that influenced their creation. Destruction, reconstruction and surface treatment are critical elements of the collection. Torn and shredded materials have been woven, braided and stitched back together. Paint, shellac, plastic and rust have been used to coat and cover surfaces, transforming soft fiber materials into brittle exteriors and stiff, rigid structures. When worn, the garments begin to unravel, decay and crack.

Work by Grace Kubilius

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