December 5, 2017 by Burgundy Woods
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
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From the fashion stylist who won Stylist of the Year two years in a row (2015-2016), comes an extraordinary exhibit featuring talented local and international artists and designers to be presented at UTSA. Here is just a taste of what’s to come.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Kirsten Thompson is a Creative Director and Wardrobe Stylist located in San Antonio, Texas while working nationally and internationally. She has always had an eye for scale, color, and proportion and spent her youth dressing friends and family members. She studied Interior Design and Architecture but quickly discovered that her heart was in wearable art and the business and development associated with that world – in a word: Fashion.
The scope of her work includes personal shopping and image consulting for private clientele, including several celebrities, as well as portfolio development for established models as well as upcoming talent. Kirsten has worked production on fashion shows for companies such as Neiman Marcus, Sears, and KidFash Magazine . Spanning over 20 years, her career arc has also included working for venerable brands: Saks Fifth Avenue, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Theory. She also served as the Fashion Editor-At-Large for SA Monthly Magazine before going on to pursue other endeavors that include Fashion Writing and Editorial Styling.
Kirsten believes fashion is less about the commercial aspects and chooses to focus on its infinite potential for artistic expression. Her styling mantra insists that people should “Dress to express, because that is where the magic lies.” For Kirsten, fashion is both an art form and a mode of communication. She purposely transgresses the boundaries of architecture, sculpture, music, writing, dance, fashion to push wearable art to the limits of creativity.
A major focus of her work is to ensure positive representation of Black Men and Women in the industry. She makes it a point to mentor young models and designers of color because there is a noticeable absence of these groups being represented equally – and she is excited by the ways in which the landscape shifting in that regard within recent years. It is equally important to her that body positivity exists and she fosters and encourages the inclusion of models of various body types and sizes whenever possible.
As in all areas of her personal and professional life, she simply strives to: “Be the change”.