PERSONAL FENCES: A Collection of Handbags by Sandra Starkey


PERSONAL FENCES: A Collection of Handbags by Sandra Starkey

16 May 2011    

PERSONAL FENCES: A Collection of Handbags by Sandra Starkey

Personal Fences, a thesis collection by M.A. candidate Sandra Starkey, concluded the Spring 2011 series of graduate student exhibitions in the department's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. The collection of handbags played on the connections between purses and fences and explored unusual and original uses for diverse materials including fittings that might be more commonly found in hardware stores, re-purposed to add fashion flair to Starkey's original creations. A career Visual Merchandiser who ran her own firm for many years, Starkey returned to TCD several years ago to complete a graduate degree and thus enhance her resume. The makings of another successful career are in plentiful evidence in this impressive collection. Kudos to Sandi!


Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design