POWER TO THE TIE-DYE
Carter was well-known for his art wall hanging and scarves since the ‘70s. It’s now a fabrication process he’s refined onto elegant dresses, tops and jackets so we can enjoy wearing it.
Carter says the art allows him to determine which garment will be constructed. Some pieces hold clever versatility such as a wrap piece that twists up to ten different looks…and a bias dress designed to be reversible, an art perspective originating at the front or back.
Burn-out patterns create additional depth. Some of the more intricate artwork involves a black ground hich combined onto silks draws out such vibrancy of colors. We’re born to be tie-dyed in the hands of Carter Smith.
Posted by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett, Written by: Riza Manalo, Designer: Carter Smith, and Photos by: Cheryl Gorski and Lev Radin