Today, we have released a very limited collection of handmade chokers; BEENDEAD These chokers are made with a diverse array of beading, spanning generations and style periods. Introducing old habits to new ideas, to create a timeless fusion of calamitous elegance. BEENDEAD lives out of a box at the intersection of bad class and faded nostalgia. “Choker harder.” Batch 1 contains 6 handmade pieces which … Continue reading BEENDEAD: Handmade Choker Collection
Save the date! I created a short video showcase discussing some of my inspirations, creative practice and process. You can find the event on the AGO website and it will premier on their Facebook Live on December 17th @ 11:00 AM. It will also be available on my YouTube after the premier date. December 17th @ 11:00 AM – Raised by Fiction | by Nicholas … Continue reading AGO: Talking Back & Together
If you haven’t checked out my virtual shop, http://www.underbellysociety.com, get over there! We have been offering 1/1 upcycled fashion items for many years now. But! We are happy to announce in addition to that, to expand the products we can offer our customers, we are incorporating print on demand items. This will allow us to offer more regulated items, on a widespread basis. And it … Continue reading underbellysociety: Level up! New Stock!
As the world began to find its footing in the fresh new world of quarantine living, a land of frustrating video calls and internet purchasing. I took part in a residency that turned virtual, as to adapt to the new social circumstances. It offered a bit of directional focus, especially when it came to revolving in quarantine. Our focus as a collective of creatives was … Continue reading F.R.V.R. x FREEDUMBXX : virtualGALLERIA
Ha-Za! We double did it ya’ll! I had always hoped for this magazine to be a real tangible thing in the world, beyond some pixels on a screen. And alas, the details have all been worked out and we have some freshly printed issues! We can now begin to distribute the issues we have and begin looking toward our second coming issue. If you would … Continue reading titmag #1: Prints Available Now!
ISSUE #1: Steppin’ out the shadows In the journey of creation, it can be very difficult to know what to do with the light at the end of the tunnel. By this I mean, you can spend so much time and energy bringing an idea to life. Continuously talking yourself up and down throughout the entire process. The process of bringing yourself down, to then … Continue reading third.i.tired magazine
The Creative Connection I have been leading and facilitating an upcycled fashion based workshop for youths in transition. Bringing Free2Be, a program helping youths transition out of the child welfare and foster care system, together with an organization I work with called VIBEarts, who bring creative workshops to underserved communities and their youth, to bring the first of my CreativeCnnction workshops to life. The first … Continue reading CC; scrappaxx
Education is a big part of life, and it is not something finite, but everlasting. It is cliche to say but we should always be learning in life. In regards to formal education, I have spent four years studying the art of fashion design at Seneca College in North York, Ontario. I finished two programs, a 1 year, and a 3 year program, which both … Continue reading College; Fashion Arts
As an attempt to bring together young creatives from all different walks of life and different skill sets to form a collective, I created third.i.tired, with the assistance of my friend Stefana. The goal is to have a platform for young people to come together to collaborate on different projects to help build everyone’s portfolios, and to complete work they are proud of. It is … Continue reading third.i.tired
In 2014, while working full-time as an embroidery machine operator in Kingston Ontario, I had come up with something I did not think I would ever flesh out into reality. The Plaidypus Tail is my brainchild to bring some function to a fashion trend that has been a staple that comes and goes quite often. The flannel button-up shirt, tied around the waist. I had been … Continue reading The Original Plaidypus Tail