Established in 2022 by Michael Stewart Dunne, Standing Ground creates modern evening-wear, custom garments, and body ornaments. Standing Ground’s practice is informed by the specificity of the body where draping, sculpting and craft techniques respond to the individual form.
Through proportion and silhouette, Standing Ground articulates the temporal resonances found within ancient landscapes, artefacts and relics, interfusing these with qualities of speculative futures. Reanimating the traces of such objects, landscapes and histories, Standing Ground places ancient pasts in dialogue with envisioned futures to create work which is distinctly atemporal.
Standing ground has been featured in publications such as Vogue.