Senior Fashion Show Designers
Thank you for joining us tonight as witnesses to the 2013 thesis collections built this year by CCA’s graduating fashion designers.
This runway show is always a fantastic celebration of creative energy, new thinking, and old-fashioned elbow grease.
CCA’s Fashion Design senior cohort consists of young design innovators who constantly challenge and encourage one another to stretch their thinking and making skills far beyond the confines of their studio training.
They have all questioned for themselves the hows and whys of today’s fashion market, and each strives to respond by showcasing a material answer constructed from their personal perspective.
Please join the entire Fashion Design faculty in cheering on this graduating class of emerging designers to their future careers in this exciting industry.
It has been our honor to help guide and encourage them as they refine their aesthetic points of view.
Congratulations to the CCA Fashion Design class of 2013!
2013 Senior Designers
Melancholia speaks of loneliness and suffering. It demonstrates how clothing wrapped around the body may appear stifling. The beauty in the layers, the density in colors, and the textures remind us that hiding is a form of survival. When the darkness approaches, we find our way to the light.
Dune is inspired by the way sand dunes embody strong contrasts of light, shadow, softness, and hardness. By striking a balance between the two dominant images of sand dunes -- the calm and static and the shifting and dynamic -- I attempt to reveal a sinuous line that refuses a simple and predictable linearity.
Less Is More
The curve is the line liberated and energized. Curves animate nature by issuing a ceaseless, palpable momentum into the world. Power flows through all curves, renewing our harmony with nature.
Lagrimas Eternas is based on the powerful Mexican folk tale "La Llorona." It reprises the tale’s most stark and painful moments and culminates in the concepts of sensuality, murderous sin, and remorse. Restricted structures play against light and transparent drapes to reveal La Llorona’s ghostly battle between light and dark.
Achieving wondrous feats has always required extraordinary character. Fueled by the grace of shooting stars and the power of supernovas, my otherworldly muse contracts the universe into a flash of light, electrifying the senses as it expands the mind. Nova delivers this concentrated cosmic force to our here and now.
Doll in a Bubble
A precious doll lives in a bubble. She is protected by a clear shell that allows the outside world to admire her delicate beauty from afar. The diaphanous silhouette is both mysterious and revealing. The clarity of the bubble highlights texture and details, all beneath a pale wash of color.
Eternal Elysians is inspired by the mythological Greek vision of a beautiful meadow in eternal summer, the land of ethereal transitions of the beloved ones of Zeus. It's an angelic realm where the rocks and sea are echoed in the drape of the cloth on golden bodies dancing in the field of unearthly delights.
Humans are fragile. My garments shelter precarious beings from the outside world. The heavy fabrics I employ fortify this shelter. The garments are built to be voluminous. The simple diamond pattern produced by the technique of smocking controls and directs the fullness of the fabric, sending it into another aesthetic dimension.
Hyouna “Hannah” Nam
The Line is inspired by constellations, specifically the constellation of the lion -- not the lion’s true figure, but the geometric lines that connect eight stars to reveal it.
Amalgamat pushes traditional techniques using modern methods, meditating on color to bring balance to the process. The extreme cannot exist without the serene.
Tisina T. Parker
The 4th Dimension
The 4th Dimension expresses basic lines of geometry, abstracted. Inspired by ideas in computational architecture, The 4th Dimension blends modern technical approaches of laser cutting, 3D printing, and material bonding with traditional textile techniques of hand quilting and pleating to achieve an unconventional evolution of beauty.