Welcome to Luckey ReDo, a line of whimsical, one-of-a-kind, re-imagined & refashioned wearables created by me, Owen Sea Luckey. Working from a collection of carefully curated recycled garments, I transform everyday wardrobe pieces into creative works of functional, wearable art. There's an eclectic mix of interests and skills that inspired me to create Luckey ReDo, so with each artisanal piece, you're bound to discover traditional sewing techniques, knitting, felting, and embroidery woven into its story.
The practical function of these pieces combined with their luxurious textures, unexpected colors and imaginative designs creates an air of artistic levity that is a signature in my work.
My second line, Silver Linings, was brought about in an organic way when several clients asked if I would design something new from loved ones' garments. Helping to create new memories, I have re-fashioned graphic t-shirts into one-of-a-kind skirts, a father’s favorite sweater into a into a daughter's sweater coat, and a collection of Pendleton plaid men's shirts became throws for two sisters. Each memorial piece is created with intimate dialogue and thoughtful details. I welcome new Silver Linings project.
If there is a whisper of familiar in the ReDo line of wearables, then perhaps you've been privy to my hand-knit originals (owensealuckey.com) which include hats, fingerless gloves, mittens, scarves, shawls and decorative collars made from the most sumptuous yarns, accented with whimsical dropped stitches and holes, felted tendrils, and mixed fibers.
There is intentional playfulness in these creations, and they make a bold impression. Much like my career that began with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has included work in the textile corporate industry as head designer for technical outdoor markets, a designer of home textiles in the world market, interior designer, and as an independent and innovative entrepreneur and artist who supports her community through the arts.