American Noble is my senior thesis collection and was inspired by family crest imagery and heraldic references. My family has always been proud of their Irish roots and I have always been inspired by medieval art and history.
Heraldry and family crests are so rich in history and meaning which made it a very enjoyable, inspirational, and educational process. The laser cut details are all derived directly from shields and family emblems, while the colors and materials were inspired from depictions of medieval royalty.
American Noble was a way to communicate the dreams I have held since childhood about my family. Were we kings and queens? Lords and Ladies? Royal farmers supplying nobility? Since we only know our history once we got to the shores of America I have always held lofty dreams of our history.
Here in America however, it is amazing that each person can dream and strive every day to become their own idea of Nobility.
Design by: Alan Slattery
Construction by: Alan Slattery
Photography: Carly Rand
Prop Styling: Madison Bildahl / Alan Slattery