Laney Flood has always had a unique take on art. Interested in creating sustainable pieces, Laney’s work is not only beautiful and creative, but meaningful. She notes, “I think once I realized that my choices as one person could make a difference on a micro scale, it was hard to abandon that way of thinking”.
Already an incredibly talented painter and sculptor, the Parsons School of Design student took up a new form of art this year: fashion design. “I go thrifting and buy ten dollar dresses, cut them up, and then hand sew them [her pieces]”, Laney explained, showing the delicate stitching on her green gingham top and skirt set. She has created multiple outfits using this same method, and has never purchased fabric from a fabric store. Laney calls this set of sustainable pieces “Trash Line”. The 19 year old artist and designer’s sharp eye and distinct style allow her designs to stand out in a crowd, yet still prove to be practical and wearable. Laney plans to continue her Trash Line over the summer, continuing to demonstrate that one does not have to sacrifice style to be sustainable.