Here are my new portfolio images from my final senior collection. I am so happy with how the photographs came out from the runway show.
April 29, 2012
April 24, 2012
In a Computer Printed Textile course I took this semester, I was able to design the top two patterns and have them printed on cream silk fabric. I wanted to use these fabrics to line a few of my pieces and also make scarves for my models to wear as fun accesories on the runway. The top piece is a royal blue, floral lace pattern and the botton is a crimson, zig-zag lobster pattern. I also designed tags with my initials to use as a final personal touch in all my pieces.
This is my 6th and final look for my Senior Collection. I designed this evening, cocktail dress with a scoop neck, high back, tank style top, and flared skirt. I wanted to create my version of the famous Lobster Dress designed by Elsa Schiaparelli that my entire collection was inspired by. I designed and digitally printed the lobster pattern on cream, silk broadcloth. I wanted to use the princess style lines to incorporate the lobster fabric into my design. I paired the printed fabric with a crimson silk fabric. There is a back invisible zipper closure. The dress will be paired with a skinny royal blue belt on the runway.
April 11, 2012
This is my 5th Look for my final collection. I designed this cocktail dress with a square neckline, pleat details at the front and back waist in the top and bottom, bell skirt, waist band with pleat detail in the front, side pockets, full cap sleeves, and invisible zipper closure in the back. It is made in a cream silk tapestry fabric with a light gray floral pattern, royal blue coating fabric, and floral blue printed silk fabric designed and printed by me.
This is my 4th Look for my final senior collection. It consists of a long sleeve top with a scoop neck and v-back in a crimson sheer silk fabric with a zig-zag print, and a long skirt with princess panels, waistband, and side zipper closure in a cream crepe fabric with zig-zag panel print.
March 21, 2012
Today was the first step in the Jury selection process for choosing which designer's collections get to go to NYC in May. We had to present our first 3 full looks on models with all the accesories and hair and makeup completley done. We had 10 mintutes to talk about our inspiration, design process, collection, fabrics, and styling choices in front of a panel of about 10 individuals. It was terrifying and I was so nervous. But, seeing my 3 completed looks on my models with my dream shoes (tan mary jane, round toe pumps) on, their makeup and hair done exactly as I had envisioned (a low loose ponytail with a clean/fresh face: natural lip gloss, slight blush cheeck, and cat eyes), and the scarves I had designed and printed on, really made me so proud and I truly felt so accomplished. I am so happy with the work I have done for my collection so far and cannot wait to finish! This upbeat attitude made the jury process less intimidating; it's always better when you can really stand behind what you've created. I received some wonderful and positive feedback and a few fit suggestions. Overall, It was a happy midway crit...and on to the next!
March 9, 2012
This is my 3rd Look for my Senior Collection. I designed a tailored jacket, tank top, and swing shorts. The jacket is made of cream satin with a zig-zag stripe pattern and will be lined in my Lobster print. The jacket has side, back, and shoulder pleat detail, a lapel and collar, and snap closure. The top is made of cream silk fabric and maroon, sheer silk fabric with a zag-zag pattern. It has a scoop neck, front and back darts, hand picked invisible hem, and a side zipper closure. The swing shorts are done in a crimson satin fabric with a circle pattern and floral design. They have side pockets, wasitband, hand picked invisible hem, and front zipper closure.