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Carol Lee Shanks

Carol Lee Shanks has a 28-year career dedicated to designing unique handcrafted clothing designs and textile art pieces. She has a great reverence for cloth, allowing it to be the foundation of her inspiration and personally constructs each garment, one by one, building collections made from carefully selected fine materials. Her dressing concept encompasses coordinated silhouettes layered for style and comfort. She has designed an understated, timeless look meant to be collected piece by piece over many seasons.

Carol has a degree in Textile and Costume Design from the University of California at Davis. She now works and exhibits her clothing and textile art from her Berkeley, California studio. Her work is shown and sold in galleries throughout the United States and has been included in international shows and fiber art publications.

Seattle-based arts writer Robin Updike, quoted from her article “Carol Lee Shanks: Refining the Silhouette” in the July 2012 issue of Ornament magazine, comments on Carol’s work:

“Not only is Carol’s clothing singular in its architectonic-meets-romantic aesthetic, but there’s an impressive element of environmental awareness in her work. For instance, Carol tries to use up scraps of fabric each season, sometimes using tiny leftovers as ornament on other fabrics. Or she simply makes two-dimensional artworks - fabric collages really - to hang on the wall. Lots of style, not much waste. It’s impressive.”

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 1 - Cape Jacket

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 1 - Cape Jacket

Collaged cotton and linen. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang dry.
$450.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 2 - Utility Jacket

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 2 - Utility Jacket

Collaged cotton and linen. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang dry.
$450.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 3 - Sheath Dress

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 3 - Sheath Dress

Collaged linens. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang dry.    
$400.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 4 - Pinafore Dress

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 4 - Pinafore Dress

Collaged linens and cotton. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang dry.
$400.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 5 - Collage Weave Sweatshirt

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 5 - Collage Weave Sweatshirt

Linen, layered onto base linen collage details. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang dry.
$300.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 6 - Collapse Weave Linen Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 6 - Collapse Weave Linen Tunic

Dusky rose. Two front pockets. Gentle wash cool, mild soap, hang dry. (Shown with Begona Rentero necklace, Model MOMA.)
$260.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 7 - Collapse Weave Linen Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 7 - Collapse Weave Linen Tunic

Light rose/taupe.  Excellent with black, brown, ivory, white.  Two front pockets. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang dry. (Shown with silk batik scarf by Red Lotus.)
$260.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 8 - Dot Linen Rectangle Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 8 - Dot Linen Rectangle Tunic

Gentle wash cool, mild soap, hang dry. (Shown with Begona Rentero necklace, Model Anasazi.)
$260.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 9 - Drape Front Jacket

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Spring 2020 9 - Drape Front Jacket

Collapse linen.   Double front ties.  Two front pockets. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap, hang dry.
$300.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Striped Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Striped Tunic

Double-weave stripe solid cotton slim 3/4 tunic. Front pockets. Mid back neck to hem, 29" (note: has a slight scoop in the back and lays below the top of the neck). Gentle wash cool, mild soap, hang to dry.
$340.00

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