The Lookbook Shoot
The Editorial Shoot
“The Libertine” is directly inspired by my ongoing writing project that I started as a part of my thesis, titled “The Shooting Gallery,” which is a surrealist fiction novel that follows the story of Psycho Tommy, an aging former rockstar who is simultaneously battling a lifetime of substance abuse and multiple organ failure. The story centers around Psycho Tommy’s past formative experiences and his current surreal fever dreams.
My subsequent collection uses the details, descriptors, and feelings in my writing to help tell my story. This project was born from a personal calling to further explore myself as an artist and a designer through different mediums. The collection is heavily influenced by the punk rock movement in New York throughout the 60s and 70s.
My name is Anna Clio Galea, known to most as Clio. I am a New York based designer and a graduate of the BFA Fashion Design Program at Parsons School of Design. I have an extensive knowledge of art & design, and have previously studied patternmaking, sewing, illustration, and textile art at the precollege level at the Fashion Institute of Technology, London College of Fashion, and Central Saint Martins. Originally from West Orange, New Jersey, I have grown up with both a love of fashion and fine arts, and am self-taught in drawing and sewing. In August of 2017, I moved to New York to pursue fashion design at Parsons.
My approach to fashion is to highlight and celebrate the beauty of artistic exploration and self expression through clothing. I express my identity, unique personality and outlook on life through the artwork I put out to the world. In short; I aim to bring a part of myself and my world into everything I create.