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Erin Robertson
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Erin Robertson is an_artist and designer interlaced in Provo, Utah. Robertson was embroidered upon Boston, Massachusetts in 2005, and by (2011) she had stitched herself into the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she was bound to study Fashion and Fiber Art, and where her work was well-suited to the tastes of the CFDA Scholarship award committee. In 2016, Robertson made a seamless transition to the cast of Project Runway Season 15 - and didn’t fold under pressure in her pursuit of victory. She made it work - the fun way. 

Pinned nowadays to her newly-drafted studio headquarters, Robertson yokes together a tight-knit community of interdisciplinary / multimedia artist friends in Boston. Needled by looming environmental and political issues, she threads sustainable works in collaboration and dialogue with the world-class hub of innovation, MIT. At the apex of art and technology, lies the greatest point of cultural leverage & necessary invention.  Like the mythological seamstress Arachne, an Erin’s tapestry is simultaneously satirical & sublime - a serious joke.
 
Robertson’s work - intricate, amusing, with perversely sophisticated appeal, seeks to surprise and delight. Surfaces shimmer with intentionally exaggerated sculptural embellishments that weave an almost self-satirical skein of coded logic, tailored to the female gaze.

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Erin Robertson is a fine art fashion designer and textile artist from Provo, Utah. Robertson moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 2005 to become a dental assistant, but her mentor, Dr. Porsche, encouraged her to seek out a more creative path. During her time as a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Erin double majored in Fashion and Fiber Art, and was awarded the CFDA Scholarship for fashion students during her sophomore year.

Erin's artwork is influenced heavily by collaboration with her tightly-knit community of multimedia artist friends in Boston. Immediately after graduation in 2016, Erin joined the cast of Project Runway Season 15. After winning the season, Erin has returned home to Cambridge, MA, to focus on private commissions and her application to MIT, where she hopes to study sustainable textile technology.

See the Statement Piece this Project Runway Winner Created with Spoonflower

What do you get when you combine the season 15 winner of Project Runway, a maximalist artist, and endless amounts of creativity (paired with custom fabric, of course!)? While your first thought may be a one-of-a-kind dress featuring an intricate design, would you ever think it would be a design concept that could make you think more about the country, or even the world, you live in? At Spoonflower, we have so much pride and respect for our design community and the designers who use their creativity to stand up and speak out. Today, we’re sharing an exciting collaboration with Project Runway winner, Erin Robertson and artist Jordan Piantedosi. You may have seen Erin’s use of Spoonflower fabric during her time on Project Runway (we are all about the Poly Crepe de Chine dress she made), but follow along as she and Jordan showcase their most recent project, a custom fabric design that empowers you to wear your voice as you raise your voice.

Erin: I have been working with Spoonflower for the past 4 years, all throughout college and still to this day! Having a company like Spoonflower allows me to take an idea and actually have it come to fruition for a project like this is so amazing! Fashion is more than looking good; it’s saying something about yourself and the future of fashion is better slower.

Project Runway finalist Erin Robertson, center, with Christian Restrepo, left, and Michaela Bosch during the watch party at Capo in South Boston Thursday night.

The drawings of flowers and fay folk marching and holding signs represents the flower children of the past, present, and future. They also represent the optimistic & artistic dreamers who are willing to stand up for what they believe in : human rights, nature, progress, truth, and love.

Erin and Jordan celebrate the arrival of their custom designed fabric!
Rich colors printed on Heavy Cotton Twill brings this creative collaboration to life

Growing my business slowly and thoughtfully, I am currently working on a few projects and one of my favorites is using Spoonflower as a vehicle to communicate a strong message. Jordan Piantedosi and I have collaborated on many projects over the years, including the iconic prints in my Project Runway season 15 winning collection! We’re teaming up again to make a social impact on our fellow humans.

The layout was very thought out with a focus on no waste. For the scarves and totes, this was possible with pattern shapes like squares and rectangles.

We wanted to navigate through the negative energy surrounding social, racial, and political conversations, putting forth a positive protest message. The resulting print is something we hope will be worn and shared in a powerful show of solidarity with those voices that are marginalized. We want to empower people to wear their voice as they raise their voice.

With an emphasis on zero waste, fabric scraps were turned into a mini Erin doll!

Thank you sew much for reading and we hope this inspires you not only in design and layouts for printing, but also in the message of the work you create.  We are on this world together and it’s up to all of us to inspire each other!  Stay tuned to the next project Jordan and I are up to with Spoonflower!  It will be about fun quirky facts, all things science and nature related!

Erin’s hand embroidered coat radiates with passion and creativity

Want to wear an Erin Robertson and Jordan Piantedosi original? Take a closer look at the one-of-a-kind coat, scarves and tote bags now for sale on Erin’s website and be sure to visit her Spoonflower shop to find these designs on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap! 100% of ALL profits generated from the sales of the items sold on her site will be donated to the following organizations: Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, Arts For Humanity, Emily’s List, RIP Medical Debt, Sacred Stone Camp, Pink&Black and Oceana.