Artist Profile

Poesia Graminia by Manuma

Medium: Textiles

Description:  An exploration of craft, materials, and climate change through fashion & design

Allie McConnell is a Parsons-trained fashion designer with a BA in International Affairs and Anthropology. Through her line Manuma, she is exploring the power of textiles and commerce in service to economic inclusion and the environment. Working with master artisans and workers from around Connecticut, she has developed Poesia Graminia, a multidisciplinary exploration of design, local plants, and plastic waste. Allie is a new Hartford resident, and a Connecticut native.

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