Sybaritic//Spring 2017

Knit-Wear Line Project:

Inspired by a historical perspective of the hedonistic lifestyle, along with modern architecture, this mini collection consists of an assortment of lingerie and evening wear. The five pieces come together through the use of color, texture, and line.

Hedonism is often viewed as a negative, simply pleasure-seeking idealism, but I wanted to focus on the idea of katastematic pleasure, or contentment.

DESIGNER & PROCESS STATEMENT

For this project, the goal was to create a cohesive collection of four separates, using professional knitwear patterning and construction techniques.

 

Final Images:

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Shown in This Is Now (College of Design Fashion Show, 2018)

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Final Illustration and Mood:

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MODELS: Ellen Becker and Katie Rooney

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Raw Constriction//Spring 2017

Unconventional Materials Project:

In partnership with the Weisman Art Museum, WAM Collective and the UMN College of Design.

I chose to use recycled copper wire as an unconventional material to work with. It represents the framework of my skill sets and the beginning of a solid foundation to build from as a designer. The weaving nature of this design also represents the constriction of perfectionism and emphasizes the messy process of learning and growing.

CONCEPT/ARTIST STATEMENT

The goal of this project was to create a runway-ready garment, utilizing an unconventional material as a medium to convey a personal reflection.

 

Final Images:

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MODEL: Bailey Anderson

New Wave//Fall 2016

Digital Simulation Mini-Line Project:

The objective of this project focused on the development of technical fit skills, both on a live model as well as digitally through CAD software.

Inspiration for this line was pulled from the third-wave feminist movement that began in 1990, also considered “punk-rock feminism.” The movement concerned itself with gender equality within the patriarchy system, but also emphasized sexual liberation and opposition of rape culture.

DESIGNER STATEMENT

A modernized version of a 1990’s athletic snap pant was constructed using denim and rivets, with hand embroidery on the pockets.

All simulations completed using Optitex Software.

Final Images and Simulations:

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Final pants shown in Instinct Fashion Show (February, 2017).

MODEL: Ellen Becker

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Tailoring//Spring 2017

Tailoring Project:

This project involved the exploration of traditional and modern tailoring techniques, and how to apply them in a classic tailored garment. The goal was to focus on the advanced construction techniques – both traditional hand and fusible – required to create a classic, menswear inspired blazer. The final garment is made out of 100% wool, with a full lining made of silk.

 

Final Images:

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MODEL: Ellen Becker