Designer: Judith Ann Grivich
Title: I. Am. Groot. – Guardians of the Galaxy
Judith Ann Grivich, from the San Francisco Bay area, describes her past work as “Pretty princess dresses and bad-ass-warriors. Nothing is safe.” During the day, she is vice president at a bank. At night, she is hunched over a sewing machine or crouched in the garage laying fiberglass. She’s driven to create, and always seeks to challenge her current skills with more over-the-top creations.
Judith credits her grandmother for introducing her to sewing. “My grandmother was a single mother and sewed for craft fairs for additional income. She gave me my first sewing machine (From Fisher Price and sewed yarn!) and taught me how to make clothes for my Barbies. I’ve been making clothing ever since. I majored in theatre, worked in the costume shop, and eventually started attending cons in 1999. The only reason my friend got me to go to my first convention was that she mentioned that we would wear costumes.” Today, Judith sees geek fashion as an important part of the future of fashion. “Consumers are demanding more choice and more opportunities to present their personal sense of style than ever before,” she explains. “Fashion is no longer about selling a uniform ‘look’ every season to a captive audience.”
Photo: Mark Edwards