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PEOPLE: Minka Sicklinger

Minka is photographed with our AW13-14 Fleece and Leather College Jacket

Minka Sicklinger is an artist who collects and creates treasure. She was one of the few artists who collaborated with us for the 5PREVIEW X New York Artist Project with photographer team PAMU.

 Born in the Netherlands in 1981 and raised in Australia she began drawing as soon as she could pick up a pencil. After completing a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in Australia in 2003, drawing remained a hobby while she pursued a career in fashion styling for a number of years. Arriving in New York in 2007, illustration began to take over from her styling work and after an artistic breakthrough on a mountain top in Mallorca her new path was clear.

Informed by an extensive indigenous textile collection, boxes of antique jewelry and clothing, taxidermy, animal bones, shamanic artifacts and a lot of travel, her distinctive highly detailed work has resulted in collaborations with a roster of international clients including Bergdorf Goodman, Morgans Hotel Group, Meat and Livestock Association Australia, various wineries, private commissions as well as work published in Dossier, Autre, Tom Tom Magazine, Hearty Magazine and Jalouse.

Working with pen and ink on paper she also lends her hand to tattooing, paying homage to our evolutionary selves when mankind first began to adorn and decorate with great ritual to mark our passage through life. She works out of Eastside Ink in New York.

Check out Minka's art HERE.

Minka is wearing our AW13-14 Two Tone Plum Silk Shirt.

Minka is wearing our AW13-14 Two Tone Plum Silk Shirt.