Daphne Mangin is a Los Angeles-based fashion designer. Her works are an exploration in fantasy and magic. She begins her process through exploring materials and textures as well as finishes of the fabrics. Her process takes on an intuitive approach when bringing ideas to life such as hand cutting shapes and appliqués and hand sewing all the elements into a larger form.
Through using materials often associated with craft and kitsch, Mangin seeks to provide shimmering spaces of relief from the harshness of life. Her pieces are executed with an ebullient playfulness through using simplified shapes as if a child’s drawing had come to life. She hopes to appeal to the inner child of others by enveloping them in a world that is fun, loving and safe.