I’m interested in things that are just a bit askew… a bit off… out of the ordinary. It’s the things that are not exactly the same that make life interesting to me. We are all unique — with special characteristics and attributes particular to the gifts that celebrate our place in the universe. I see it everywhere — in nature, architecture, photography, art, measure, appearance, size, and feel.
As a Gemini, I can hold two opposing thoughts in my head at the same time. It makes life more exciting, intriguing and reliable since there’s very little that is authentically, exactly even and measured in appearance and fact.
So it comes naturally that one of the features intrinsic to my design aesthetic is asymmetry. I love unequal and unbalanced treatment. Seams, necklines, hemlines, sleeves, and the features of all garments are all subject to interpretation that’s a bit “slanted”, if you will. It’s the way I experience the world and I believe it’s a trait that strengthens my resilience.
Shown at left/above is my signature asymmetrical collar blouse in black and white crepe-de-chine from the Fall/Winter 2018 Collection. Model: Chelsea Naperstek Photographed on location: The Sinclair Photograph by: Thomas Northcut
Some of my favorite asymmetrical examples:
The Fiddler crab grows one big fake claw to intimidate predators. Now that’s a “fashion” statement! Photo by Tanya Detto.
The Sydney Opera House by Jørn Utzon is a masterpiece of late modern architecture that pushed engineering to new heights.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushika Kokusai, is one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world.