Fashion: Elena Stonaker makes incredible quilted costumes and clothes

Date
29 January 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

Elena Stonaker is part fine artist, part fashion designer with the sensibilities of a quilter thrown in for good measure. She makes dolls, paints pictures, and fashions bizarre wearable sculptures from amalgamations of fabric, jewels and imagery that sit somewhere between tapestry and garments. In short, she is one of a kind.

Really though, it’s her garments we’re particularly smitten with; large, ungainly objects of anthropomorphic design that sometimes appear to have whole narratives running through them, and often stray into the realms of shamanistic costume. Whatever the design, the core of Elena’s work seems always to centre upon a playful sense of sexuality and a folkloric interpretation of human nature. My only gripe is that she’s not made a men’s collection yet.

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Elena Stonaker: Wearables

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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