Virtually step inside the studio and creative mind of fashion designer Jackie Mallon.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, fashion designer, professor, and author, Jackie Mallon, reimagined what a modern-day Suffragette would wear using inspiration from New Century, New Woman.

Jackie’s modern-day Suffragette (seen on the right) was inspired by Charles Dana Gibson’s Gibson Girl, the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. Watch as Jackie Mallon works through her creative process as well as showcases other woman activist inspired illustrations:

Fashion illustrations by Jackie Mallon for the Allentown Art Museum’s Artist in Process presentation.

About Jackie Mallon:

Originally from Northern Ireland, Jackie Mallon is a former fashion designer who received her Masters at London’s Central Saint Martins before spending a decade designing for labels such as Giorgio Armani and Moschino in Milan, Italy. But it was her experience in the New York City industry that inspired her to embrace the multi-hyphenate.

While freelancing for Anthropologie, she wrote a fashion novel, Silk for the Feed Dogs. The novel gained the attention of Amsterdam-based which hired her as its US editor where she has since been covering topics such as sustainability, diversity, education and the future of fashion. Her second novel, We Too Are Gods, is due out this year.

Mallon also teaches university-level fashion design and illustration, in the classroom and remote, from her base in downtown Manhattan. Currently, she is working on her first non-fiction work, which brings together her two playgrounds of inspiration: art and literature.