Mangrove Overalls, SUNBURN Collection
This look is from SUNBURN, a line of garments created around my childhood memories of growing up in Miami. I approach these experiences from a current perspective, reanalyzing and sorting through the emotional intricacies of my family, home, and self. I am interested in creating caricatures through garment making, emphasizing eccentricities and my sense of humor through bright colors and fabric painting.
Shelby Slayden was born in Miami, Florida in 1998. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2020 with a BFA in General Fine Arts and a concentration in Illustration. Slayden’s work explores the themes of tropical nature, childhood, and the sentience of the natural world.