Background: I was born and raised in Japan. My mother is Greek-Cypriot and my father is American. Having an international background, I have the tendency to make artwork that deals with cultures. I am also very interested in fabric manipulation that creates depth to a piece.
Thoughts on the Collaboration:
It was the first time I have made menswear in my life and the interest has grown ever since I have made the squirrel costume. It was a great challenge to understand what it means to make costumes that are durable, washable and comfortable for someone who would be rigorously moving in it. It was such a great opportunity to be able to work with such an amazing group of people. I had so much fun.
Elisha is a Junior in the Apparel department taking menswear in the spring.