Madam Chino

Vanessa Andrew is an artist born, raised, living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Formerly trained as a visual artist, she has been designing clothing under the name Madam Chino for ten years.

"Fashion is an intriguing but troubled field; the vanity and the social irresponsibility that comes with manufacturing foul it as a helping profession. Finding major flaws in a field of work or study are the best motivation to join it: to make change. Conceptually one-of-a-kind recycled clothing celebrates the uniqueness of the wearer, empowering individual expression and self-esteem. Plus, the works are bi-products of recycling." -MC