Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 by Jim Norrena
Fashion design collections are built each year by emerging new fashion designers. The student collections blossom, as do the designers with each day (and night) spent in the studios.
The Annual Fashion Show allows guests to witnesses our designers' thesis collections. This runway show is a true celebration of creative energy, new thinking, and some old-fashioned elbow grease! It is wonderful to see the sparkle of pride shining in a designer’s eye as their fashion idea transforms fabric into sculpture on a model’s form. It has been a joy to help shepherd these enthusiastic students through their time at CCA.
Please join the entire Fashion Design faculty in cheering them on to their future careers in this exciting industry.
Congratulations to the Fashion Design class of 2012!
Fashion Designers: Class of 2012
Lauren Biggs: 0
0 explores the difference within the intention and chaos of pattern cut waste. By designing with negative space, 0 truly lives up its name, with zero direct textile waste. The garments are inspired by the chaotic and irreverent nature of the 1990s club scene and parsimonious Americana crafts.
Ashley Eva Brock: Stone, Ocean, and Sky
For this collection, I am inspired by stone, ocean, and sky, representing the states of solid, liquid, and vapor, as well as by the sculptural works of the fiber artist Sei Kyota. I use natural fibers, and dye the fabrics with plant dyes in ocean water.
Rashad Omar Brown: Androidgynous
Androidgynous is a manufactured life form that bifurcates social and political standards to achieve bliss. Fashion should be for everyone, regardless of gender, creed, race, or size. It should be a foundation upon which each person builds a self. Expression is a key part of my vision.
Vishaka Sachi Henrietta: The Space Between
The Space Between examines sculptural form around the human body. Curvilinear lines and geometric shapes begin a conversation of proportion, scale, and silhouette. The textiles create the foundation of positive shapes, which allow the negative space to be its own material.
Chelsea I. Hughes: Vêtements de Guerre
Vêtements de Guerre is inspired by armament and the necessity to protect oneself in an otherwise-chaotic world. Through various specialized textile applications, such as laser cutting and appliqué, this collection focuses on guarding vulnerable areas of the body to give a sense of edgy femininity.
Lauren Levin: (Un)developing
What started out as a theme inspired solely by Ecuadorian shapes, volumes, and colors evolved (or devolved) into something also minimal and contemporary, something more of a global collage of aesthetics derived from a personal formula.
Annie McCourt: Consciente
Consciente is a sustainably created collection derived from a conscious process of discovering a system of cutting and patterning that uses only straight lines -- 90 and 60-degree angles in order to control pattern layout and eliminate pattern-cut waste. Consciente has provided proof that sustainable design can be birthed from both a conscience, and a conscious.
Jackilyn Hsin Roberts: Oriens Promise
Oriens Promise is inspired by a particular vernacular radiating a Chinese sensibility, while embracing the desires and needs of a modern, occidental man. The genesis of the collection was a trip to my homeland, where I explored the lives of family members I had only known through stories and photos.
Jean Saung: Emergence
In the eyes of peacocks’ tails, in the view of moths’ wings, in the sheen of woven silk, in the glistening of water on stone, the beauty of nature adjusts with almost imperceptible shifts to changes in the environment. Just as nature adapts to the human-made, the human-made can adapt to nature, the human figure.
Steven Soundara: Punish Me
Pain drives the intellectual underpinnings of my collection. I am fascinated by how the body reacts to pain and how it manifests itself on the body. Pain is interpreted in several ways in my collection, from corporeal pain to emotional pain, the idea of pain as punishment, and pain as pleasure.
Gabrielle Stiles: Flatland
Flatland strives to capture an idealized state of transition. Referencing the passage between complacency and vulnerability, the collection draws on feelings of nostalgia and anticipation. At once whimsical and utilitarian, bold and understated, it is an expression of paradox.
Brooke M. Wright: Erstwhile
Erstwhile is about continuous overlapping of family trees in the monarchies of England and Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Vast intermarriage caused families and cultures to be ceaselessly intertwined and entangled. Elements that are culturally identifiable influence line, shape, and surface.
James S. Zormeir: (+)(-)
(+)(-) is a collection of articles representing an age of multiple remix where the lines between human and machine blur. In a courtship of craft and technology, the complexity of transformation develops its own ideas. This is a sample(ing).
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