Claire McKinney is an independent fashion designer. She has served as Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute since January 2020. Guided by found materials and experimental textile treatments, McKinney’s work is primarily made to order and one-of-a kind, exploring the artistry and nuance behind tailor-made garment creation. McKinney co-founded the label SC103 in 2019; the collections of SC103 are seasonally covered on Vogue Runway. Two SC103 ensembles were included in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ exhibition (September 2021-2022); both ensembles remain in the museum’s permanent collection.
Pratt Institute, B.F.A. Fashion Design 2015