Walking With Braces

Rachel Arends silver spine sternum collar fashion brace

Metal smith, illustrator, painter, photographer, digital artist, sculptor, fashion illustrator, and seamstress- is there anything Rachel Arends doesn’t do? The graduate of San Fransisco’s Academy of Art ties her work to medical problems she had as a child- expressing a feeling of support and restriction she likens to a brace (Rachel had serious back problems, including surgeries).

Rachel Arend's silver spine collar brace medical fashion

silver turqouise Rachel Arends articulated hand ring

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4 Responses to “Walking With Braces”

  1. wendy Says:

    the last image looks like it’s made for her pleasure.

  2. robyn Says:

    These are amazing! Reminds me of some of the pieces featured in Alexander McQueen’s shows right around 2000/2001

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  4. Andrea Schwartz Says:

    I had the pleasure of seeing those first two on the runway, very stunning in person as well as the rest of the collections!

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