In honor of the Slow fashion movement, and the time and energy it has taken to create and prepare this long term collection, I decided it was best to ease into this new direction by releasing the SAL ET CORIUM collection in three phases. The first was an inaugural release/launch party on November 13, 2015 which presented teaser material for the collection and dj'd by special guest Zola Jesus. Hosted by Cindy's a rooftop restaurant in the newely renovated Chicago Athletic Association hotel. (Event Listing)

The second phase of the series was the release of the full length SAL ET CORIUM video and DIY fashion show presented on Friday February 5, 2016 at Open House Contemporary in Chicago IL. Exclusive audio score created by local musician Seth Sher (HIDE / Oakeater). Video directed by artist Christopher Michael Hefner. Model, muse, artist and creative collaborator Heather Gabel activated the leather works while interacting with designer Laura Prieto-Velasco.

Looks modeled by creative talent: Jack Collier, Rebecca Ladida, Laura Gordon, Noelia Towers, LeCiel, Daniel Tovar, Quinn A., Elizabeth Ospina, and Christopher Dorian

Third and final presentation of the collection released online via our online shop!