MADY BERRY

Mady Berry is a costume, textile and fashion designer based in London, England. She has an MA in Costume Design for Performance from London College of Fashion where she graduated with a distinction. Born in Austin, Texas, Mady Berry moved to Chicago in 2012 to study Fashion and Textile Design at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in Fashion Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May of 2016. In September of 2016 she was chosen as a CFDA+ Design Graduate by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Mady has worked for renowned fashion designers: Bernhard Willhelm, Vivienne Westwood, and Walter Van Beirendonck. Her work has been featured in Paper Magazine, Bullett Magazine, Refigural Magazine, and Women's Wear Daily among others. She currently is working as a freelance costume designer for theatre and film.

Mady is a storyteller, creating her own reality by means of humor, hyperbole and disguise. Her work aims to be approachable, yet beneath the surface suggesting feelings of unease. She is interested in how a garment can create a mysticism surrounding the wearer and how something familiar can be presented in a foreign or unfamiliar way. Through fabric and texture manipulation, whether it is knitting, beading, shredding she gives her garments a life of their own. Mady loves to create avant grade and experimental costumes and fashion which are representative of a character’s psychology. Through costume she aims to create an imaginative world which transforms reality.

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