DRU. was launched during a time when designer Thea Miller was searching for strength. We all have those moments when we are stripped of our safety, and we must slowly, piece-by-piece, rebuild our armor, taking great care to keep space open through which the light may enter.
Her collection began with iconic symbols and images that have provided hope and solace throughout history. As DRU. evolved, Thea began incorporating words as mantras. DRU. is inspired by all that inspires her as a person: nature, music, physical movement, one’s personal style, and the observation of people interacting with the world. These are what stir her to create, and that stirring better connects her to my emotions, which determine the direction of my creativity that day. We are all multi-faceted and capable of both the beautiful and the gruesome, sometimes within the same breath, for they both exist within us. DRU. has become a way for her to make sense of life’s complexities, find light in the dark places, and create armor that lets in the light.