This is Now @ University of Minnesota College of Design

February 2018

Underground is a collection inspired by the motifs of consumerism and wastefulness carried throughout Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The main inspiration comes from a character who lives in a dump and literally wears all of her belongings on her back, most of which is just meaningless junk. These objects weigh her down, forcing her to live with the paranoia of losing them. Many of the textiles used in the collection were hand made using fabric scraps that Kelsey has collected over the years, things that most would consider garbage. She hopes to bring new life to these forgotten objects through this eclectic line using spinning, quilting, braiding, knitting, and latch hooking techniques, bringing refinement to the concept of wearing “garbage.”