February 08 New York Fashion Week – Sherise Eways, Fashion Designer, and Melissa Christensen, Jewelry Designer, collaboration collection

Fashion Designer Sherise Eways and Fine Art Sculpture major Melissa Christensen collaborative collection.

Swarovski Crystal sponsored the crystals on her garments in which the silhouette and structure of is based on the metamorphosis of a woman into a bird, butterfly or flower. Born and raised in Fairfax, VA, Sherise is a first generation American of Palestinian descent.

Jewelry designer Melissa Christensen, a Fine Art Sculpture major, created the jewelry for this collection. Melissa has manipulated the metal by hammering and hand-bending to appear to flow like fabric. All pieces were made by hand. Melissa is Native American from the Mashentucket Pequot Tribe in Mashantucket, CT and has spent the past 10 years in the Bay Area of California.