Images of heaven have almost always included billowy white clouds, silver linings and halo wings — and UT design student Alexandra (Lexi) Hill sees that and more. Lexi’s version includes strength and bravery, qualities she says breast cancer survivors develop by persevering through their adversity. Inspired by fashions of the 1960s, Lexi created this bra with the simple sophistication of that era in mind.
Lexi says, “My grandmother (Gayle Corbin) battled with breast cancer, and is now healthy and cancer free; her strength is incredibly admirable and I have created my art bra in honor of her.”
Using a white bra, silver polyester woven fabric, silver fabric paint, white lace, white feathers, white half pearls, dowel rods, tape, hot glue and Velcro strips, Lexi created an all white bra with attached wings that oozes sophistication and elegance. It’s the mix of materials that creates visual interest and provides texture to this ensemble, which is completed by the accompanying halo headpiece.
“The bra design is a manifestation of an angelic nature, representing both survivors and those that passed away,” explains Lexi, “The choice of pearls and a silver hue are inspired by my idea of Heaven, with the halo and wings emphasizing the theme.” Feminine, elegant and strong — we think this Art Bra, and its talented designer, exude all three.
More of Lexi’s work can be seen in her Etsy store, Mod and Mellow.
ART BRA AUSTIN
All art bras will be auctioned off at BCRC’s signature charity event on June 6, 2015 at the Austin Music Hall. All funds raised goes to support local women affected by breast cancer. To learn more about Art Bra Austin, visit www.artbraaustin.org