Maxwell N. Burnstein's Groundbreaking Fashion Collages

Styled by Connor Childers | January 20, 2020 | Style & Beauty



modern002.jpg From top: Scarf-accented dress, $1,595, by Rosie Assoulin at Hero Shop, 982 Post St.; agate belt, $695, at; Misam sandals, $825, by Manolo Blahnik for Jonathan Simkhai at; multicolor Mirian ear cuff, $2,940, and multicolor Mirian ring, $6,282, both at Jacket, $2,980, shirt, $1,840, and scarf, price upon request, all at Prada, Westfield Valley Fair; Amelie ear cuff, $5,870, at

modern010.jpgMulticolor dress with plissé puff sleeves, $5,500, at Gucci, 240 Stockton St.

modern004.jpgOne-of-a-kind patchwork jacket from reclaimed wool shawls, $1,500, and one-of-a-kind cropped shirt from reclaimed wool shawls, $695, both at; plissé printed skirt, $1,840, at; multicolor Mirian ear cuff, $2,940, at

modern005.jpgDawn beaded bell dress, $2,995, by Simone Rocha at Nordstrom, Westfield San Francisco Centre; Grace earring with diamond, $3,950, and Amelie ear cuff, $5,870, both at; pearl cluster hoop earring, sold as pair, $235, at

modern007.jpgPatina trench coat, $1,498, at; Crew pumps, $89, similar styles at

modern003.jpgRainbow long-sleeved dress, $2,290, by Carolina Herrera at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St.; Pagoda Fruit earring, soldas pair, $250, and Corkscrew single earring, $140, both at

modern006.jpgRuffled dress with printed radial endangered florals, $6,390, leather waist belt, $990, and resin hoop earrings, $1,150, all at Alexander McQueen, 58 Geary St.

modern001.jpgDress, price upon request, knit, $1,100, and socks, $150, all at; shoes, price upon request, at Prada, Westfield Valley Fair; Grace earring with diamond, $3,950, and multicolor Mirian ring, $6,282, both at

modern009.jpgEmbroidered zip-up top, price upon request, at Louis Vuitton, 233 Geary St.; multicolor Mirian ear cuff, $2,940, at Hair by Miok at Judy Casey; Makeup by Faye Lauren at Exclusive Artists Management; Model: Alecia Morais at The Society

The handmade artworks of Maxwell N. Burnstein—the foremost collage artist to emerge from Canada’s fashion industry— confront the rise in digital collage art with traditional analog techniques. Burnstein carefully crafts each image by deconstructing photographs into multidimensional artworks using an X-ACTO knife, then digitally uploading the finished products to allow for multiple applications. His work has prompted international artist residencies and collaborations with some of the world’s leading publications and brands.

Photography by: Hannah Khymych