A SHOWCASE OF GARMENTS THAT CLOTHE THE AWOKEN
RONINSCAR – THEY HAVE AWOKEN 2021
RONINSCAR – THEY HAVE AWOKEN
They Have Awoken is my graduate collection that describes a group of people who were thought to be long gone but have now reappeared within The Zone. They were awoken through a Warrior’s Prayer. These people have come to reclaim and inhabit The Zone. Echoes of their past come forth. A fall fog approaches before winter consumes. Inspired by the Cossack people of Ukraine, historical and cultural references are explored through the lens of RoninScar. This collection focuses on texture, silhouette, and color.
RONINSCAR – THE ZONE 2020
Omaha Fashion Week August 2020 – The Zone is a collection that explores my personal relationships through the history of the Chernobyl Disaster. Exploring all the people who were affected by the disaster, the people who had to clean up, and the surrounding area still restricted to this day. Along with Chernobyl, I reference one of Andrei Tarkovsky’s films, Stalker. Just like the film, I am the Stalker who will lead you through The Zone. This specific Tarkovsky film had a big impact on me that I will carry with me for many future projects.
The Zone is the home / world for all my future endeavors. The characteristics and nature of The Zone will be explored further as time goes on. I am the Stalker that will lead you through it, exploring the mysterious places and people within.
With this collection, I focused on showing the people who were involved with the Chernobyl Disaster. It is broken up into 5 pairs: Reactor Worker, Civilians, Reservists, Liquidators, BioRobots. Each pair had its own characteristics with similar themes running through all of them.