Hadley Clark shrouds material into thought. Clark’s work intersects fine art and fashion. Detailed construction of wearable garments disrupt traditional material from the couture industry and introduce alchemistic ideas and processes. Silk, cotton, wool, and other stained or soiled natural fibers are transformed into sculpture with layers of beeswax, salt, hair, and medical gauze. Clark’s epic veils reference matrimony and funerals, christenings and spiritual devotion. Formal training as a French couture draper allow her to maintain a traditional season in how the collection is revealed. These fashion seasons reflect her fine art concepts and allow for a natural and structured biennial.
A 2010 graduate of Parsons Paris | The New School with honors receiving a BFA in Fashion Design under the supervision of Sibylle Klose.