After losing both of my grandmothers in 2020 and 2021, working on this collection became a way for me to express and cope with the grief and loss I was experiencing. Many of the materials for the collection were once possessions of loved ones who have passed away given to me throughout my life. This collection was shown at Styleweek in Providence, RI on June 16, 2022.
As part of the collection, I designed four original prints pictured above. They were designed by scanning pearl necklaces that belonged to both of my grandmothers, stamps from around the world collected by my father in the 1970s, filmstrips found at my grandmother's house in Honolulu, Hawaii, and old keys and locks found in my parents' house in Connecticut.
Review of the Collection by Jamie Coelho of Rhode Island Monthly:
“I sat on the edge of my seat, trying to spot the materials she sewed together to create dresses, pants and tops. I saw everything from a jewelry box full of Grinfeld’s grandmother’s brooches fastened to a top and jacket (she recently passed away and this collection paid homage to her through incorporating her things) with a repurposed tablecloth skirt to a collection of swinging keys hanging off a dress like tassels. There were dozens of colorful, retro neckties sewed together to create an entire dress. Heard from the audience: “It’s like every single person was made to wear each look.” The cool thing is that each and every item Grinfeld repurposed to create a new, cohesive look could probably tell a story. Each necktie was worn by someone else at some point, and each piece of jewelry may have been worn by her grandmother or another person at a different point in time. Grinfeld must have hunted for brooches, neckties and keys at thrift stores and garage sales for years to amass enough materials for her incredible collection. Her search proved worthwhile. “