Fashion designer to unveil collection inspired by her childhood at St. Jude

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 23, 2019 1:13 AM CT
<strong>Fashion designer and illustrator Kris Keys is unveiling an exhibition on Saturday, Jan. 12, for her fashion collection &ldquo;Hematology.&rdquo; The exhibition is themed after the rare, malignant blood disorder she was born with. &ldquo;I decided that my final collection for the ending of school would be based on my blood disorder because they look sort of like watercolor prints and watercolors, the medium that I had always used in my fashion illustrations.&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;(Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Fashion designer and illustrator Kris Keys is unveiling an exhibition on Saturday, Jan. 12, for her fashion collection “Hematology.” The exhibition is themed after the rare, malignant blood disorder she was born with. “I decided that my final collection for the ending of school would be based on my blood disorder because they look sort of like watercolor prints and watercolors, the medium that I had always used in my fashion illustrations.” (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

When designer and fashion illustrator Kris Keys needed a muse for her most recent collection of womenswear, the former St. Jude patient looked deep within herself.

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Jared Boyd

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Jared Boyd is an arts and culture columnist at The Daily Memphian and program manager for WYXR 91.7 FM. His friends call him "Jay B.," and you can, too.


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