By Carl Anglim | February 9, 2017
New York // 7pm Runway Show // Fusions
With her educational background in architecture from Columbia University and professional model-making career focus, Clio Sage applies her passion for 3-dimensional spaces to apparel design. Her line explores the use of traditional model-making materials (wood, plexi glass, plastic, and cork) through a combination of digital production (laser cutting) and physical assembly techniques to create wearable textiles. The end product is body-scale architecture, modern in design and preparation, but to some extent archaic in assembly process, that can be worn as individual or layered items. While her first Spring // Summer ’17 collection, Tessellations, was built around pure experimentation and play with materials, her subsequent work for Fall // Winter ’17 returns to a conceptual core that addresses the darker sides of being human and the necessity of empathy to societal progression. Her passion for collaboration, which started with working with abstract expressionist artist, Addis Goldman, also continues to grow and expand to include artists and fabricators of all mediums.