Re-imagine Clothing

Prêt-à-Porter Performance
Is an artistic collaboration between Liz Oliner and Maria Cristina Carbonell. Together with Oliner’s knowledge of pattern making, draping and beautiful taste, and my paintings – made exclusively for these pieces; we decided to come together and experiment in my studio with second hand clothing. We deconstructed and reconstructed clothing thinking about options for sustainability (most of everything we do impacts the environment, including the environmental cost of making fashion). We made new linings and sew by hand and used old manual Singer machines that Oliner repaired.