In my collection titled "Who Is She?" I decided to explore intense colors, space, repetitive compositions, and linear designs normally found in abstract expressionist painters, Franz Kline and Barnet Newman, in order to represent the multifaceted layers of my relationship with the oldest matriarch of my family, my grandmother. As a stoic woman who survived a segregated America her personality is understandably a representation of her time. Exploring a 1940’s America where my grandmother, Annie, would be nearly the same age as I am right now helped navigate the creation of the silhouettes and prints, but ultimately staying true to the original theme of linear expressions. This collection uses draping, textile manipulation, and textile design to exemplify my personal interpretation of abstract expressionism to manifest the strength and rugged nature of a woman who motivates me to continue the fight against adversity.
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Angelica Crump is from Atlanta, Georgia. Before attending Parson’s she graduated from The University of Central Florida with a BA in Marketing & Art. As a student Angelica was also a Division I collegiate volleyball player where she garnered All-American honors before turning pro in Bratislava, Slovakia. Inspired by family and culture she wants to explore themes that bring light to black history in a way which unites and provokes conversations. As an intern for Gabriela Hearst, Monse, Ammar Belal Menswear, and Edie Parker she was able to hone her favorite skills of unconventional draping, print design, and experimental silhouettes. Angelica aspires to continue to create work at her brand, Anicru, and collaborate with brands rooted in diversity and forward thinking.