MY WORK IS ABOUT modern elegance and rich traditions. Uncluttered textiles and accessories reflect my aesthetic---melding ancient Eastern and contemporary Western design. Drawing on years of study and work in Japan and other areas of Asia, South East Asia and Europe, I create timeless collections and items for fashion and interiors that seamlessly move between seasons, places and occasions.
The core of my niche women's and interior accessory collections are inspired by my passions for color, texture and pattern. I use shibori, shaped resist dyeing techniques, synthesized with simple silhouettes and a love of hand-crafted details. Beginning with solid colored, knit or woven, classic natural fibers (cotton, silk, wool, alpaca, cashmere), I proceed to dye using resist dye techniques including shibori, or dye then shrink, portions of the fabric or garment multiple times. Then selectively the textiles are stitched, printed (mono-prints, digital prints), hand-painted, embellished, layered, pleated, deconstructed and wrapped. My signature Tucked Wool Collection demonstrates architecturally designed surfaces that explore three-dimensional fabric manipulation and sculpture, both as solid colored, multi-colored and layered patterns. My Unfolding Project Collections explore pleating, dyeing and stitching concepts.
The work is created in my New York City atelier, from the design through the production. Foremost concerns include beauty in our everyday lives, design functionality and innovation. My passions include traditional textile designs and embellishing techniques, tactile combinations of fabrics and motifs and eco-consciousness. I upcycle garments and accessories and repurpose materials, giving them new lives and personalizing details. I strive to help make our world a more enjoyable place to live by preserving and offering the art of one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade clothing and interior textile objects.
In our archives we have an extensive collection of original shibori textiles, both on fabric and in photographs, as well as vintage kimono and obis. We are continually creating new patterns and color combinations for our collections, private label and custom products. Much of our work is not featured in the webshop. You are welcome to contact us with your specific needs and requests, and visit the atelier.
MARY JAEGER BROOKLYN is our special event and exhibition space.
DESIGN IN TEXTILES BY MARY JAEGER
128 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor #202
New York, NY 10013
Atelier 212 625-0081
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MARY JAEGER online shop: www.maryjaeger.com
MARY JAEGER ATELIER BOUTIQUE: 128 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, 11 am-6 pm M-F evenings and weekends by appointment
MARY JAEGER BROOKLYN: 219 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206