Mary Colmar Dahl

I make art wear from old clothes, hand-tailored deconstructed clothing for people who like the opposite of mass consumed fast fashion.

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At twenty-four I moved to New York City— the fashion capital of America where I began to look for more ways to broaden and perfect my art/design aesthetic. I wanted clothing that could be worn all day, have some utilitarian feature for holding keys without the heavy purse, that could be worn on a bike, to work, and to a night out. Inspired to cut the sleeves off jackets and add them back as pockets or creative collars.  I discovered there was a name for what I was doing, deconstruction. The possibilities seemed endless and, as such, an obsession was born.

I married an artist who by osmosis led the way for living an artist’s life. We have three amazing creative kids; all with their outgrown clothes I began to remake clothing for moms, dads, kids, and homes. There were so many new uses for all our leftovers! The more I played with clothes the more fun I had!

Salad Bowl Dress, for me, encompasses everything, it is the world.  I really hope that you enjoy what I have made, and the glory behind each piece.

I will be at the Brookhurst Community Center on display for the Summer, in Anaheim.

Come see my work for sale on Father’s Day at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.

http://saladbowldress.com

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