Elaine Unzicker

Chain mail is an original material to use in wearable art as it is associated with war. Looking closely though, you can see the web of interlocking metal rings which represent our connection and dependence upon each other. Each ring interlocks with four others which gives movement to the whole.

“Knitted” with thin metal wire and small rings this drape-like material becomes extremely soft and caresses the female body. When a woman wears the transparent veil of chain mail, it invokes a sense of security and a feeling of empowerment. It represents the ceremony of ritual taken on for a specific event.

My fashion is a merging of art and history in an intimate setting.