6_4_22 / Upcycled
Spotlight On_ Katy Mason
Katy Mason takes a step beyond her acclaimed upcycled jewelry, weaving both accidental and deliberately maimed objects into an intricate web of newfangled womenswear. Her designs bring forth new meaning to the word broken - creating desire in the disposed.
MODELS_ SAMSARA (MILK MODELS)
/ MALENA (ANTI-AGENCY)
PHOTOGRAPHY_ ANA GARCIA
STYLING_ CLEMENTINE SAGLIO
HAIR_ ADAM GARLAND
Traditionally Katy Mason, an artist in residence at the Sarabande Foundation, upcycles trash and other found objects into jewelry. But for this Display Copy exclusive, the designer and stylist Clementine Saglio have collaborated on Mason’s first foray into womenswear. Where trash meets jewelry, meets clothing, meets sculpture.
Strung on “invisible” webs of fishing wire and draped across the body, the garments naturally tangle and morph into a different form of their original state. Taking on a new lease of life, an irony given their original disposal.
Katy is currently selling her range of accessory clips at the Independent Designer’s store, 50m London. An extension of her “Fragile Rage” collection where defective or disused objects are purposefully smashed and broken further - a way of releasing cathartic “rage”. The broken pieces are then delicately worked into, cared for and curated with other leftover pieces of mechanics, electronics, beach findings and broken jewelry to produce something with a “fragile” aesthetic.