Sinister Backstage

Through my work with modaCYCLE I have the interesting pleasure to cover designers from every point along the spectrum of a potential career, from the relatively unknown to the firmly established. One designer duo that I have had the pleasure to cover is Amanda Maestas and Jerrmaner Bryant of Sinister.  These two quite literally approach their creations from two completely different directions.  Their designs manage to combine elegant and military, the etherial and the architecturally precise.  They are an exercise in the complimentary attraction of opposite forces.  Their collections are concept rather than trend driven and I appreciate their dedication to the integrity of their craft.  Their dedication and focus are inspiring and I look forward to watching how their line will evolve over time.

This fall I arrived early to their presentation on the West Side to document the final preparations as well as the presentation itself.  Here are some of my favorite images from backstage.  Please check out modacycle.com for the full article on the current collection.

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