Corey Parks doesn’t just know rock and roll couture, she LIVES it. Touring throughout the nineties and earning herself a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance, Corey is known as one of the best female bass players to hit the stage. While on the road, Corey began making jackets for stylists and friends who liked her custom rock denim jackets, adorned with aged patches and hand stitching. She caught the eye of Maxfield owner, Tommy Purse, with her homespun threads. It was Purse that gave her the big break, commissioning several pieces for his influential boutique and then buying her first sewing machine for leather so that she could keep up with the demand. Corey has designed the tour costumes for artists such as Rihanna, Marilyn Manson and Ciera and has dressed rock icons including Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow and Steven Tyler. Six months ago, Corey Parks began working on her first Stand and Deliver collection. She started to make clothes she would want to wear; clothes that made you feel strong, where the leather was soft and the cuts were perfect. Her inspiration lead her to put down the axe and pick up the sewing needle and dedicate herself 100% to making the line a success.
Gen Art showcased Stand and Deliver’s runway debut, October 22nd, during the Fresh Faces in Fashion Show presented by Moroccanoil.
Actress and co-founder of MyFDB.com, Zoe Saldana, hosted this event.
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