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Ariel Bloom

"A reverence for artful objects should not be limited to museum collections, but should be incorporated into daily life."

Ariel Bloom's mother taught her how to sew at the age of eight and she never stopped. During the thirty plus years living in San Francisco, Ariel has made dolls and costumes for animated puppets, sets and costumes for theater and dance, duvet covers and slip covers, quilts and framed fiber wall pieces, and most notably, one-of-a-kind and limited edition clothing.

It was while working as in-house designer for the legendary wearable art gallery, Obiko, that her love for textiles from around the world was nurtured. Inspired by, among others, Korean wrapper cloths with their geometric piecing, and the ragged edged patchwork and hand stitching of Japanese Boro, her work is imbued with the essence of the antique textiles that move her so profoundly.

In the realm of Wearable Art, Ariel has always had an eye for the artful and a devotion for the wearable. She creates for the woman who is not concerned with trends, a woman with a strong sense of personal style. Her clothes are comfortable, unstructured, architectural, flattering but not fitted, and, always, always, with at least one pocket.