The Mildred Complex(ity) RENT DRESS project is a system in flux not following traditional industry procedures as most retailers. We are practicing intentional slow clothing protocols. Items are limited artist editions, one-of-a-kind, and collaborative projects that may quickly be unavailable each month. We are not following seasonal trends, nor are we following the industry calendar.
RENT DRESS is a whimsical, experimental, fundraising strategy for financing projects and ideas. When you purchase products here, you are directly supporting artists collaborating at Mildred’s Lane and The Mildred Complex(ity).
Each month a handful of garments, house wares, artist editions or other products emerge out of collaboration, and inventiveness with exactly one purpose in mind – to cover the overhead for projects at hand, underlining a cost for cost strategy.
We are a forecasting system, workstyling new and emergent practices for Retail in the 21st Century (R21c.) We welcome your collective support in exchange for one of our unique RENT DRESS wares uploaded each month. Thank you.
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SPRING RENT DRESS
J. Morgan Puett and Rebecca Purcell’s special slips, numbered
#1– 4. The slips are simple selvedge-to-selvedge, one-of-a-kind designs. Each may be custom cut to length of choice. The slips have simple tie straps to adjust at the shoulder or around the neck with a baby snap front panel opening. The cloth is antique cotton organdy. Two slips were buried in the red shale earth at Mildred's Lane to create a soft peachy stain; two slips remain white. Rebecca has composed a pastiche of vintage remnants, lace odds and ends, and small wares that are artfully hand-stitched to create a delicately embellished front panel. The palette consists of beige, off-white, and warm peachy tones.
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Rebecca Purcell has been fully immersed in the world of art, design and handcraft for over twenty-five years. Her work focuses on transforming the ordinary using the constructs of, embellishment, mysticism and preciousness in reference to a complex matrix of images and concepts she calls Organon 9 Worlds.
In addition to numerous gallery shows and several small lines of hand made accessories and clothing, Purcell was visual director and co-creator of the groundbreaking A.B.C. Home from 1990-1997; art director/stylist for the home section of the much-cherished Anthropologie catalog 1999-2003, 2007-present. She wrote a book on eccentric artist interiors, that is now a cult classic; “Interior Alchemy” (William Morrow, 1996), and has been showcased in several feature articles in; Casa Vogue, Nest, New York Magazine. She is currently working on a memoir of her aesthetic influences, as well as a portrait project involving a hyper-cultural, multi-generational approach toward viewing the self.