The Blackbird Project is a collection of designers, makers, creators and artists who are trying to raise the creative bar in children’s fashion. Periodically, The Blackbird Project hosts project runway-style challenges and themed showcases featuring a diverse lineup of designers. When we found out that The Blackbird Project was challenging designers to create pieces centered on the theme “the future is female” we knew it was something we needed to be a part of.
Our inspiration for this showcase came from someone that we believe is truly the future of fashion design, 8 year old Addy.
We worked with Addy to design and create two dresses that are, quite honestly, a work of art! We invited Addy and a couple of her friends to our studio to design these two pieces together, and the results were pure magic.
Here you can see her process of brainstorming ideas from our theme, initial sketches and decision choices, to modeling her own creation.
How amazing is she??
Addy also sat down with us to share a little about her passion for design. As you can see from the photos above and the interview below, Addy is a beautiful reminder that our little girls are wonderfully gifted, remarkably creative and a real positive force in this world!
We will be offering the pieces that Addy designed on Tuesday, March 5th at 9PM EST exclusively through The Blackbird Project Facebook Group.
The Flower Power dress was a concept formed by Addy, with fabric selections made with the support of her friends who came to our studio to design together. Addy's talented mother, Taryn McElvany, helped bring her concept to life by providing the original artwork for the skirt.
The “Addy" dress is composed of the most beautiful silk textiles in shades of coral and pink. Addy picked these colors and textures herself as she wanted something feminine, strong and bright.