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Melanie Lewiston

MA work


Six headpieces looking at the shadow life in dedication to my mother.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2015



  • I aim to make beautiful objects to be worn on the head; I design through making.

    I am looking at the unveiled bride and her transition from one state another – the ritual transformation. I am investigating institutional misrepresentation and our recognition of the darkness in all our realities.

    The pristine moment of disengagement after the knife is removed. 

    The knowing gaze of a child in the moment of transition.

    The shadow life, the disappeared.