It’s all about freedom and abandon! My garments are an ode to the short-lived freedom of the 1970’s disco era. After the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the ongoing Civil Rights conflict that American’s were enduring, people just wanted to dance, wear sparkly clothes and make-up and let their inner selves be free. Each night, clubs would open their doors, and patrons of all types could dance the night away. My clothes were inspired by the fashions of the disco era and the desire to have that freedom of abandon again during these pandemic times.
Christine Beaman returned to Minneapolis after being away for 25 years to pursue her AAS degree in Apparel Technologies at Minneapolis College. She will be moving to Atlanta, Georgia, to work in the film industry, Local 479.
Models: Brittany Baertsch, Caira Iseminger, Mary Stephens, Jamaal Jarmon
A huge thank you to my family, beautiful children, and dear friends who have supported me through this adventure. A heartfelt thank you to my models Mary, Caira, Brittany and Jamaal for volunteering their time and talents. And, finally, a big thank you to my apparel classmates and instructors for their support and encouragement during the last two years.