Spindle Side is a term that refers to the maternal line. In the phrase is embedded the idea of lineage, both biological and cultural. As a generation marching, we owe gratitude to our mothers that burned bras, their mothers that riveted steel, their mothers that met at Seneca Falls, and their grandmothers that were burned at the stake. I’m finding it impossible in these times to not think more about myself as a woman in a long line of women, in particular, my own mother and grandmother who are artists and activists, a combination that speaks truth and beauty to power. As women, we have inherited both hope and pain from our foremothers and we carry that torch for our daughters. Each piece in this collection is named for an impactful feminist in the last 500 years or a mother that birthed one. This collection is inspired by modernist structures and ancient symbols and searches for forms that reflect both the strength and softness of womanhood.
Since debuting in 2016, Ariana’s work has been established as a celebrity favorite, worn by Beyonce, Jessica Alba, Solange, Selena Gomez and others. With frequent features and covers in Vogue, Elle, Porter, and Allure her editorial designs are becoming the waypoints for a generation of women who express their beauty through strength and individuality.