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Jessamy Kilcollins

Sustainable fashion & textiles


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Tailored Wool Coat
Wool fabric, metal closures, satin lining


Artist's Statement:

I am a textile artist, fashion designer, and tailor with a focus on sustainability. I believe that what we wear tells a story - identity, history, values. My work aims to explore and amplify these stories through the utilization of sustainable materials and handcraft processes. I hold a BFA in Fibers and a Certificate in Fashion Design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In January 2020, I was one of eight designers from the Northeast selected to participate in a sustainable fashion design competition called Project Upcycle, which took place virtually in October and November later that year. The gala look I created entirely from reworked second-hand clothing was awarded second place. My practice has also included coordinating and participating in sustainability-focused clothing repair pop up events, and co-designing an installation made from upcycled fabrics for exhibition at a local independent music festival.


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Crystal Lantern Headpiece
Vellum, millinery wire, tulle, wire lights


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Beaded Lace Headpiece
Millinery wire, lace, ribbon, glass beads


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Project Upcycle 2020 Competition Submission
Reworked second hand garments


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Project Upcycle 2020 Competition Submission
Reclaimed second-hand clothing


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Upcycled Cape - custom piece for private client
Reclaimed vintage gown


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Beaded Eye Brooch
Scrap fabric, glass beads, embroidery floss
2”x2”



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