Lizzy Gee

A fashion brand creating a funky, sustainable ever after one design at a time 

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

BIO

A native of Philadelphia, Lizzy Gee moved to Brooklyn, NY to attend Pratt Institute class of 2018 to further develop her role as head designer of her brand. Her work has been shown in dozens fashion shows, including four years at Philly Fashion Week and twice at New York Fashion Week SS19. Her award-winning designs have been exhibited at the Moore College of Art & Design gallery and the University of the Arts Philadelphia. Lizzy has personally designed, constructed and created garments for Grimes and Jared Leto. Her professional experience also includes teaching at the Handwork Studio, costume design at the Villanova University costume shop, and studio management at the Moore College of Art & Design. After moving to Brooklyn, Lizzy was an apprentice to costume and fashion designer Julie Mollo, a costume designer for Katy Perry, Catey Shaw, and Megan Nicole. To broaden her design aesthetic, she then worked as a Fashion Design Apprentice for the sustainable, contemporary brand Mara Hoffman as well as Badgley Mischka, Christian Siriano, and Nicopanda. She went on to her next year of school winning two award for her designs, one for her jewelry design which has been displayed in an exhibition at Pratt Institute and another for her costume design which won a front window display in Manhattan at the famous vintage store Screaming Mimi's and various magazine features. Lizzy's haute couture pieces are currently being sold at the store as well. Most recently she organized her first independent fashion show in Brooklyn and appeared as a feature fashion designer in the December and January 2018 issues of British Vogue. She hopes to build a clothing line with the mission to give the world innovative perspectives of beauty and functional design by breaking the boundaries of gender, society, and individuality. 

For all business inquires please contact Lizzy at treslizzy44@gmail.com or @treslizzy

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CONCEPT

Lizzy Gee was born in 2010 when Lizzy decided to create a fashion line that redefines and blurs the boundaries between gender performance, aesthetic feasibility, and contemporary history while using sustainable methods to develop her designs. By utilizing universal silhouettes, Lizzy seeks to create unisex garments that are attractive to male, female, and non-binary clientele. This interest stems from a passion and deeply-rooted interest in establishing new avenues for gender performance in fashion and daily wear. By balancing romantic styles with edgy composition, Lizzy's work engages with female empowerment and deconstructs restrictive definitions of masculinity. Lizzy aims to critique heteronormative constructions of gender by creating new garments from typically contrasting design elements. Lizzy firmly believes garments can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Many of her garments have multiple functions such as her reversible wrap dresses and kimonos as well as big pockets and most are made from upcycled scrap fabrics. Much of her designs are inspired by a love of color and coexistence as individuals. For example, her collection “Breaking Free” was inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall and explores tangible barriers (such as walls, gates, and doors) and invisible boundaries constructed by society such gender, race, and class. This collection featured a self-designed textile made from a home photograph of the wall, “Make Love, Not Wall” graffitied across its ruins. As part of a separate collection inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Lizzy constructed a Warrior Goddess dress made of a hand-melded, metal breastplate and cascading silk skirt. Many of Lizzy’s designs feature multiple textures, contrasting colors, and small yet symbolic details. Her brand fuses functional fashion design with fine art concepts and aims to utilize fashion to help society progress at a critical level. 

Photo Credit: Miranda Dahl

Photo Credit: Miranda Dahl

Quotes

"If a girl can wear pants, a guy can wear a skirt." - Lizzy

"In another life I would be a rockstar, but for now I'll just dress them." - Julie Mollo

"I don't design for a gender, I design for a person." - Lizzy

"Just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time." - Lady Gaga

"I design for a state of mind, not an age group." -Lizzy