Mondrian Robe

March 2018

When singer/songwriter Aish Shukla came to me with a commission to promote his new album Mother, he knew he wanted a garment inspired by the De Stijl modern art movement, with a lot of structure to it. We combed the internet for inspirational images, and I created a design for a robe with pants, a tabard, and a headpiece. We ended up nixing the pants and headpiece and focused on just the robe and tabard, creating a stunning ensemble for a live performance of new music from his album. I used heavy satin and cotton broadcloth for the shell, with black bias tape for all the outlines. In the interest of time I hired a stitcher to do a lot of the assembly for me while I cut detail pieces.

Aish Mondrian
Aish Mondrian
Mondrian Robe Front
Mondrian Robe Front
Mondrian Robe Side
Mondrian Robe Side
Mondrian Robe Back
Mondrian Robe Back
Aish Mondrian
Aish Mondrian
Aish Mondrian Performance
Aish Mondrian Performance