Chelsea Brest's Profile

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After attaining my degree in fashion design via FIDM Los Angeles, I worked in the industry for over a year as assistant designer of a wholesale clothing company in LA. The day-ins and outs of mass production only intensified my need to produce more meaningful, one-of-a-kind garments.

It was then that my husband Jacob and I left Los Angeles and made the move to Carmel, California to be closer to the gallery Collectors Galleries, where his abstract expressionist artworks are represented. In October 2012 we got the opportunity to open up our own studio space- and it was then my dream for my own clothing studio seemed within reach.

We now run Brest Studios Fine Art & Atelier (www.breststudios.com), where Jacob paints live daily and I juggle fulfilling orders for my established fashion illustration business, and designing and creating my pieces for the upcoming February…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 8
  • Joined January 30, 2012

Favorite materials

Lace, leather, velvet, jacquards, silk, satin, vintage buttons, vintage costume jewelry beading

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About

After attaining my degree in fashion design via FIDM Los Angeles, I worked in the industry for over a year as assistant designer of a wholesale clothing company in LA. The day-ins and outs of mass production only intensified my need to produce more meaningful, one-of-a-kind garments.

It was then that my husband Jacob and I left Los Angeles and made the move to Carmel, California to be closer to the gallery Collectors Galleries, where his abstract expressionist artworks are represented. In October 2012 we got the opportunity to open up our own studio space- and it was then my dream for my own clothing studio seemed within reach.

We now run Brest Studios Fine Art & Atelier (www.breststudios.com), where Jacob paints live daily and I juggle fulfilling orders for my established fashion illustration business, and designing and creating my pieces for the upcoming February 2013 FallWinter launch.

I want my customer to feel the clothing she is in is as unique as she is- I find a strange inspiration in the complex make-up that makes every individual inherently different. I hope to capture that in the clothing I make.

I love a juxtaposition of emotions and textures in my designs- soft and hard, edgy and feminine. Leather, lace, velvet and jacquards are my go-to fabrics, always with vintage hardware and beading to achieve an un-replicatable finished product.

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