About

Raissa Palacios

I am a Mexican-American designer/artist who reflects on my personal relationship with clothing through design and textile manipulation. My aim is to deconstruct the boundaries between fashion and art.

Most recently I have been experimenting with designing waste-led knitwear. I have five years of experience in fashion resale that informs my work.

• Mills College, B.A. in Studio Art, 2020
• College of Alameda, A.A. In Apparel Design & Merchandising, 2017

I am currently living in Oakland, CA. Born and raised in the Fruitvale neighborhood of East Oakland.

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Scrap Bodysuit, 2021

Part of an experimental knitwear collection made from scraps of secondhand fabric repurposed from an old art project. This design and similar designs are available for custom order through direct messaging on Instagram.

Untitled, 2020

Ants drawn in pen on a vintage glove.

O/S, 2019-2020

A 15ft dress made with organza, entirely hand-sewn. Hangs from a wooden clothes hanger.

Pinafore, 2019

A pinafore dress made from reclaimed wood and jump rings.

Model: Rachel Wiley
Photographer: Nino Fernandez
Photographed at RBA Creative in Oakland

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