I have been a fan of Rebecca Moses for a very long time. Working across multiple mediums, her signature style and whimsical sensibility is a constant.
Rebecca Moses started her career in the fashion industry, graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and working in New York City for Pierre Cardin for a time.
Moses launched her own label in New York, before relocating to Europe working for a few luxury brands while abroad.
Upon returning to New York City, she relaunched her own signature line of cashmere, focusing on European sensibility for the American market.
Soon Moses began to expand her creative practice beyond the borders of fashion. Pivoting to illustration very much informed by the skills she honed while working in the industry, she started to discover her unique style that she has maintained over various mediums throughout her career.
Named “Perfectly Imperfect” the show was a leap for Moses from her two-dimensional drawings to the three-dimensional forms. Aiming to represent today’s multicultural world, the show depicts highly stylized women of different shapes, sizes and backgrounds.
However, each mannequin, illustration and garment is unified by Moses’ approach, design sensibility and color palette.
I was lucky enough to have my book launch party for Ode to Color in Pucci’s showroom while those amazing mannequins were on display! Ralph Pucci and Moses worked together to bring these genius mannequins to life, to see more of Ralph Pucci’s work, link here. Beyond being incredibly gracious, I am always in awe of his creativity!
Moses’ most recent show “White Shirts” is currently on display at Ralph Pucci’s Gallery No 9 in New York City.
The portraits represent a departure from Moses’ typical colorful, bright color palette. Instead focusing on her figures and line quality of the paintings.
Each portrait is of a women in Moses’ life who has acted as a muse to her over her lifetime. Dressed simply, in a white shirt, the personalities and decoration of each women is individually highlighted.
And although the clothing is not the centerpiece of her work any longer, Moses’ attention to textiles, pattern and texture is a visual treat!