“Fashion in Full Bloom” Yuletide Installation at Winterthur Museum

Commissioned installation for Winterthur's annual Yuletide installation. The three couture ensembles inspired by Ann Lowe, H.F. duPont, as well as Beeks’s lineage and personal history.

November 18, 2023-January 7, 2024

Patchwork Ensemble - hand cut vintage, deadstock, and donated fabric remnants. 

Magnolia Ensemble - hand painted silk taffeta, silk dupioni, silk & wool blend (hat).

Gladiolus Ensemble - silk organza (undergarments, slip, dress). 

Photos courtesy of Amber Marcoon
Japanese Textile Baguettes

Capsule collection consisting of 25 Baguette handbags - each handcrafted from vintage Japanese kimono textiles sourced from Japan.

Japanese textiles have historically developed through an interaction of external influences & indigenous techniques and design choices, and a tendency to develop both technology & aesthetics to a high degree of refinement.

A vintage obijime, braided cord belt used to tie kimonos closed, was included with each bag.

Fabric sourcing, research, concept, photography: Asata Maisé Beeks

This project was supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.

Fall/Winter 2021

This collection was centered around the Baguette handbags, curated from a deadstock fabric with history tied to Beeks’s home state of Delaware. Fall/Winter leans into classics, such as the white t-shirt and selvedge denim jeans, a warm color palette, and an internal sense of sensuality. Lauren Daccache captures the moment with her keen eye of intimacy in the ideal setting, a studio full of precious vintage furniture with enough natural light to make a cold room feel cozy.

Model, Garments, Styling: Asata Maisé Beeks

Photography: Lauren Daccache

Hair: Bria

Location: Friends of Form

Spring/Summer 2021

These pieces were inspired by Beeks’s ideal travel wardrobe. A favorite look is the corset and trouser set which was constructed from a denim fabric that exhibits an image of a Santorini sunset taken by Beeks in 2019.

Photography, Garments, Styling: Asata Maisé Beeks

Models: Tay Ali & Carli

Spring/Summer 2019

Initiated during a personal hiatus in early 2019, Beeks began reflecting more intently on her work and current inspirations. This included moving at a slower pace, spending more time outdoors, and surrounding her home environment with a variety of earth elements. The photos for this collection were completely impromptu, captured while roaming through Santorini and Athens, Greece with the garments stuffed in a Jansport backpack.

Model: Anyzeah "Corey Banana" Richards

Garments, Jewelry, Accessories, Photography, Styling: Asata Maisé Beeks