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About

Zoe Grinfeld is an artist/fashion designer born and raised in Colchester, CT. She studied Theater Design & Production at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in Hartford, CT before attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, RI. She graduated from RISD’s Class of 2020 with a BFA in Apparel and a concentration in History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences. Her work has been featured in Vogue, WWD, and Seventeen Magazine among others. She has received awards and scholarships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, Project Runway: Threads, and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I strive to contribute joyful and irreverent apparel to everyone’s day-to-day wardrobe, providing vibrant, gender-fluid clothing to all who share a love for play. I aim to fight back against the monotony of ready-to-wear clothing, combining upcycled materials with custom-designed, digital prints and dead stock fabric in order to push the boundaries of what we deem “wearable.” I design clothing with a sense of humor that elicits an emotional response from the viewer— be that joy, disgust, or bittersweet nostalgia. I believe that your heart should not just be worn on your sleeve — it should be incorporated into your entire ensemble.