Katelyn Fay is a twenty five year old female mixed media visual artist, designer, musician, and photographer from Delray Beach, Florida currently based in Denver, Colorado.
She has been creating clothing since she was twelve years old, attending Christian School where she was able to find self expression in painting her jeans and making fun accessories.
She graduated from A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts high school majoring in visual arts and digital media in 2013. It was here that she started making clothing for herself using fabric scraps left in the building, which eventually lead to printing her art on fabrics and creating outfits for herself when she then attended Parsons the New School for Design in New York, NY. She then attended Parsons the New School for Design in New York, NY thereafter on a full tuition scholarship, although she never attended a sewing or fashion course while there.
She has studied and experimented with various mediums of art and expression for many years before finally deciding to create and sell her clothing, but after many strangers on the street asked where she got her clothing and friends asked to make her custom clothing she decided to start selling.
Her clothing is a direct reflection of her and her visual artwork. It's a mix of upcycled materials and her own art printed fabrics, which originate from her drawings and paintings. It's a chaotic mess of color and expression and each piece is made one-off. She strongly believes in utilizing all left over scraps and leaving nothing to waste. She designs new pieces every week.
Her latest collection has consisted of a series of mixed art print patchwork bike shorts & leggings and matching crop tops, 1/1 cropped patchwork art print long sleeve button-down tops, and hand-painted reworked vintage denim jeans. The designs are inspired by her line drawings, bright color palettes, and abstract paint strokes.
Katelyn starts by organizing and going through pictures of her drawings and paintings, prints them on fabric, and uses patterns from clothing she owns to roughly give her an idea of how or what she wants to make. She works from home using her own sewing machine and loves to have the freedom to create whatever unique item she can think of.
Each week she tries to create new pieces, all one of a kind, or "one of one" meaning she only creates one of each design because each piece is made using whatever limited materials she has on hand because all of her creations she designs uses the finances out of her own pocket.
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