Braided Paracord Dress & THE MIDI SKIRT
Handmade in Toronto using locally sourced materials
Something that surprises a lot of people about me, is I grew up camping. Despite my pretentious city boy look, I feel the most at peace in nature. I used to always be the one prepared for an adventure. Always carrying a Swiss Army knife, and disinfectant spray, and wore a braided paracord bracelet; which could unravel into about 10 feet of rope for survival if needed. When I think about the queer-coloured experience. I think about survival. A lot of people in similar situations as myself are often forced to live in fight or flight mode. Either be authentic and face potential judgement from your families, or play a role to survive. The idea was simple, turn that bracelet I wore as a child into a dress. Each knot is individually hand-tied and then bonded onto the vertical pieces of rope. Creating the imagery of barbed wire or a fence; representing the injustices that continue to happen to innocent members of our community. Styled with THE ICONS: MIDI SKIRT placing my label now on the front. Not only sitting perfectly in the loops but giving off this feeling of my clothes being unattainable or guarded.
This garment will be custom-made for your body. After the payment has been processed, a member of our team will reach out to you personally to get your measurements and coordinate fittings!