Design Internships with Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors Collection
Design Associate at David Yurman in Women's Couture, Pearl and Bead
Owner and Designer of ARI DEIN
Grimm Lingerie Exhibition Synopsis: Senior Thesis, Dickinson College
mixed media: 6 hand-cast plaster mannequins, pen/ink and textile
"Drawing from a childhood fascination with 'grim' fairy tales, I have fractured my favorite stories to pose such questions as 'What if Gretel had a map' and 'Where might she have hidden it?' This concept has led me to design a series of illustrations and corresponding lingerie that explore the tension created when the 'underneath' is exposed. I do not wish to pervert the narratives from which my inspiration comes (I'll leave that to the original authors themselves), but to rewrite these fantasies and add a little bit more lace."