2006 New York Fashion Week Shanti Rose Markstrom

Photos by Randy Brooke.

FashionLines.com hailed “The unique and amazingly hand detailed ribbon-based couture like pieces from Swedish and African-American Shanti Rose Markstrom who literally brought down the house with her heavily constructed ivory ribboned corset top and narrow brocade pants.” Shanti took inspiration from Commedia del’arte and Victorian circus performers as well as French artists Jean-Antoine Watteau and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Her collection was also included in the 24th Annual Macy’s Passport 2006 Fashion Extravaganza in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Shanti is presently designing for Blanc de Chine in Hong Kong.