With her educational background in architecture from Columbia University and professional model-making career focus, Clio Sage applies her passion for 3-dimensional spaces to apparel design. Her line explores the use of traditional model-making materials (wood, plexi glass, plastic, and cork) through a combination of digital production (laser cutting) and physical assembly techniques to create wearable textiles. The end product is body-scale architecture, modern in design and preparation, but to some extent archaic in assembly process, that can be worn as individual or layered items.
Since its public debut in Spring 2016, the Tessellations collection has further expanded into collaborative work with abstract expressionist painter Addis Goldman. These one of a kind unisex pieces are the beginning of what Clio hopes to be a series of collaborative mini-collections, working with artists who specialize in traditional (painting, jewelry design) and newly digital (3D printing) mediums. She is currently Brooklyn based and until now has only been showing her work in New York.