Having researched the history of women’s clothing such as the corset and high heels, I became deeply aware of the negative effects they have on women’s bodies.  A beautiful solid silver barbed wire bra reflects the compromise of beauty and health that women throughout history, and today, are pressured to make to meet unrealistic beauty standards imposed on women in society.  Lingerie dagger clips inspired by sixteenth century corsets and the historical practice of presenting a disempowered woman a dagger, explore the patriarchal power constructs that continue to weave through modern society.  A collection that explores the juxtapositions of pleasure, pain, power and oppression, commenting on the “double-edged sword” society creates for women. 


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