Shirts freshly scorched with an iron are hot

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

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

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'. Subscribe