Pangea Kali Virga

Black Sheep

Location

new york / united states

University

fashion institute of technology (FIT) new york.

Graduation year

2012

Main Manufacturing Countries

united states

At PANGEA KALI VIRGA we are dedicated to helping transform the fashion industry to be a more sustainable and equitable one. Our pieces are one-of-a-kind wearable art created with attention to detail, quality, and rigorous environmental standards.

PANGEA KALI VIRGA focuses on entirely one-off season-free pieces and experimental conceptual design using couture finishings. We do so by creating unique hand-made textiles and accessories of upcycled vegan materials, practicing zero waste in-studio, fair labor standards, community engagement, and donating a portion of proceeds to worthy charities. Charities are chosen every 6 months and range from environmental efforts to queer and trans efforts. We are currently donating 10% of proceeds to For The Gworls, a project that assists Black trans efforts for funding gender affirming surgery and housing costs.

Pangea is interested in exploring the relationship between skin and fabric, the individual and nature, and the ego and society, with a specific regard to the liminal tension between the inner self and the body's presentation. She has primarily done this by creating wearable sculptures and garments; she believes in the power of clothing as storyteller and cultural marker, an artform whose elastic boundaries stretch from the highest vanities of our public lives to our quietest intimacies. Pangea has found great comfort and liberation through clothing and fashion, and the work she creates is made in hopes of extending those experiences to the viewer and wearer.

Since graduating from FIT in 2012, Pangea has participated in ten runways as designer, curator, or collaborator, stretching the format’s territory to include performance art, sculpture, and corresponding musical compositions. In the past, she has designed and executed site -specific designs for performance artists, musicians, and dancers alike.

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