Compressed Space 10/12-10/31

IQTEST Melissa Lockwood


Presents: “Compressed Space”


Oct 13th-30th, 266 West 37th Street NY, NY. Btw 7th & 8th Ave.


Compressed Space is an exhibit/installation/performance presenting Garment Industry off-cuts, fabrics that are usually sent to the landfills. In addition to displaying garments made from salvaged fabrics, for the last three weeks of October, Melissa Lockwood will transform the space into her sewing studio. Drop by during Open Hours, to experience her process.


“My collections are intended to inspire other designers to view and use their off-cut fabrics as a resource rather than as garbage to send to the landfills.”—Melissa Lockwood, Designer of IQTEST


Open Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm* Saturday, 10am - 4pm*

* During the Garment District Arts Festival (October 20 - 22nd), Open Hours will shift to 10am - 5pm.


Reception: Saturday, October 22, 1-4pm fashion show 2:00-2:30pm


About the Artist

Melissa Lockwood is a NY based conceptual artist and self-taught fashion designer. She studied at the University of Iowa, receiving an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. Frustrated with the detrimental effects of fashion industry's mass-production of clothing, a process which sends leftover cuttings to landfills, Lockwood is taking an environmental and socially aware stand--raising awareness about the environmental impact of the waste and toxic pollution caused by the mass disposal of textiles. Her work utilizes what is commonly seen as waste, turning it into stylish, of-the-moment fashion pieces.


As a part of NY Fashion Week, Melissa Lockwood is having a Runway show at Studio 450 Penthouse:” Touched with Water" September 14, 2016, doors open 6:00pm show 6:30 450 W 31st Street New York, NY

As a part of Midwest Fashion Week show “Beauty as Freedom”.


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This project is supported in part by a space grant from chashama.

compressed Space 10/12-10/31
© Melissa Lockwood 2016