Shirts freshly scorched with an iron are hot

For Naomi Mishkin's clothing line, the artist and fashion designer burns each shirt using a vintage British iron.
For Naomi Mishkin's clothing line, the artist and fashion designer burns each shirt using a vintage British iron.PHOTO: NYTIMES

Budding designer burns each Bad Wife Shirt in her mother's basement

NEW YORK • Naomi Mishkin, 30, is an artist and budding fashion designer whose work frequently takes everyday objects and subverts them with a clever, feminist-skewed twist.

In a 2017 piece called Pedestal (Dress Form), she took a traditional dress form and remodelled it after her own torso, complete with a slight paunch and sagging shoulders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2019, with the headline 'Shirts freshly scorched with an iron are hot'. Print Edition | Subscribe