purplemaroon is honored to be a part of DIFFA Designs curated collection for the 2016 SHINE event, October 12th at the NWBLK gallery.
Josephine Tchang, lead designer of purplemaroon, created a piece called Flicker of Hope for this year's event.
More about Flicker of Hope by Josephine:
"This wearable piece of art incorporates handmade burns which were created by red-hot coals. The burns leave behind irregular holes altering the garment’s structure. The shadows of the flames are present and leave a scarring coloration on the garment, which symbolizes how HIV/AIDs has altered so many lives. This knee length coat is constructed with a durable canvas shell representing a layer of protection. The fabric is by Stark Fabric from Shears & Window. Its shimmery lining is an intricate, open-pattern fabric from Rudolph Shown at Sloan Miyasato. This fabric creates the illusion of movement, hope, and the celebration of life itself, allowing this piece to SHINE."