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.
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.
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.
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.