"SUEÑO DESPIERTO" COLLECTION

FOR CRAFT THE LEATHER

WILL BE SHOWCASED AT

LINEAPELLE MILAN

FEBRUARY 21-23 2017

This is a look I designed and created using vegetable-tanned leather for the annual Craft the Leather competition. The look is titled Sueño Despierto meaning I dream awake and references to the awareness of terrorism and female mutilation that takes place around the world. I was inspired by the military bullet holsters and armor I viewed in museums in Italy. To promote world peace I placed a hand-sculpted and hand-painted flower in each holster slot that I made. The codpiece is to evoke a sense of reflection on the atrocity of female mutilation that still occurs today. The skull kneepads are meant to symbolize the equality of man and woman and framed by a wildflower to show our connection to nature. The look was featured in Milan at the Lineapelle convention in February of 2017 and continues to be featured in various showcases around the world. 

© SHANNEN GALLARDO.