In this weekend’s elaborately crafted Kentucky market, just one piece of underwear can miss the possibility of showing a wardrobe of custom work.
Martin holds an undergraduate degree in archaeology and a master’s degree in folk studies. He has worked in museums, including the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfurt. There, she had the opportunity to scrutinize historical textiles and try to recreate the technology.
She is currently working in Frankfurt, she has been wearing a corset for 11 years, and in 2010 she founded her custom tights company The Bad Button.
“I think honestly, my favorite thing about tights is that I can take my magpie’s nature – if it’s shiny I like it – I can use my love of science to create something more than just a piece of clothing, it actually It’s a piece of art, once you finish it,” Martin said.
The 18th-century thongs reshape the women’s waist to suit the silhouette of the day. Centuries later, fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s tapered metal bodice was designed for haute couture for everyone to wear.
Martin works with clients to create a variety of works, including basic support underneath the garments, and feathers and beaded showstoppers that take months to complete.
Her basic “basic route” starts at about $270. The custom bottom design starts at $370 and rises from there. A wide variety of products are as diverse as the customers looking for The Bad Button.
“I have funny performers, I have brides, I have women who just think that corsets are completely terrible and want to wear them on the pretext,” she said. “I have transgender clients, male to female transgender clients who are trying to find a more feminine profile.”