Gallery 2022 – Skye A. Howey

Special Occasion

Vinicunca (which means Rainbow Mountains in Quechua, an ancient Peruvian language)

This piece stemmed from a surprise trip to Peru for my boyfriend’s birthday. While traveling, we embraced and indulged in all aspects of the Peruvian culture, from the food to its amazing attractions. After meeting with natives in the mountains and learning about Peru’s weaving traditions, it became apparent these people are well-versed in textiles and sustainability. As such, I wanted to embody the richness of nature and color into my designs, employing the culture that inspired my collection.

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This is an up-close shot of the front of my dress, featuring fuzzy, bouclé alpaca loops and rectangular beading on the hijab.

This is an up-close shot of the front of my dress, featuring alpaca loops and beading on the hijab.

A semi side view of my dress, featuring beading at the bottom that resembles the Rainbow Mountains.

A semi side view of my dress, featuring beading at the bottom that resembles the Rainbow Mountains.

A front view of my dress, showing beading, alpaca, and knitting techniques; all of which have a variety of textures to easily distinguish them by touch.

A front view of my dress, showing beading, alpaca, and knitting techniques.

A back view of my dress, demonstrates how the hijab falls when wrapped; the length and thickness of this can be felt.

A back view of my dress demonstrating how the hijab falls when wrapped.

An up-close view of my knitted hijab, knitted sleeves, and fuzzy, bouclé alpaca loops on my seamed breast panels, all of which have a variety of textures to easily distinguish them by touch.

An up-close view of my knitted hijab, knitted sleeves, and alpaca loops on my seamed breast panels.

Meet the Designer

Skye A. Howey

Wappingers Falls, New York

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Credits:

Photographer: Skye Howey
Model: F.I.T.’s dress form

FIT, State University of New York

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