FMD 790: Sustainable Design
Photographer: Jessica Bailey
This summer independent study focused on sustainable
patternmaking and design techniques. This was used as a pre-thesis development course and focused on zero waste,subtraction cutting, and upcycling techniques. The
garments were put on display on campus from September 12th till October 10th, 2016.

Shirtwaste - Details
Shirtwaste - Details
Shirtwaste - Side View
Shirtwaste - Side View
Shirtwaste - Front View
Shirtwaste - Front View
Shirtwaste - Back View
Shirtwaste - Back View
"Avant Gardenia"
"Avant Gardenia"

A zero waste top made from a floral printed scuba knit.

"Avant Gardenia"
"Avant Gardenia"

A zero waste top made from a floral printed scuba knit.

"Magma"
"Magma"

A subtraction cutting dress made from a rusty orange velour knit. The shoulders feature black piping, black bias tape on the neckline, and a centerback exposed zipper.

"Magma"
"Magma"

A subtraction cutting dress made from a rusty orange velour knit. The shoulders feature black piping, black bias tape on the neckline, and a centerback exposed zipper.

"Ember"
"Ember"

A hand dyed silk crepe de chine dress that was then cut with subtraction cutting. The bodice was created separately from the skirt, which features the subtraction cutting.

FMD 697A: Digital Textile Printing
Photographer: Jason Gagnon, Dr. Ling Zhang
This course covered the printing process and how to do a variety of prints from single repeats to engineered prints placed in a digitized pattern. Laser cutting was also offered to add interest to garments.

Class Portfolio PDF

Project 2 - Engineered Print
Project 2 - Engineered Print
Project 1 - Mage Armor
Project 1 - Mage Armor
Project 1 - Mage Armor
Project 1 - Mage Armor
Project 1 - Detail
Project 1 - Detail
Project 4 - Disconnections
Project 4 - Disconnections
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake

MIWW 2017: Lake Spirit
Photographer: Cassie Wentela, Jason Gagnon
This was a competition garment for the "Make It With Wool" competition. The garment was constructed from 100% wool crepe and digitally printed 80% cashmere/20% silk. This garment is also part of the collection "Kindred Waters," which was completed as an illustration project and a graduate level fashion collection for the 2018 CMU student fashion show Threads.

Design Board
Design Board

Threads 2018
Collection Title: "Kindred Waters"
Photographer: Sarah Riegler, Alli Rusco, Cassie Wentela
Jewelry Designer Collaborration: Alexis Quinney

This was a collection of garments created for the CMU Student Fashion Show, Threads, which was celebrating its 20th anniversary. The collection was inspired by traveling to Europe during my study abroad and learning about Balenciaga by visiting his hometown and seeing various exhibits of his work. This initial inspiration was mixed with the digital textile print created from photographs taken at Hamlin Lake by artist Dick Bourgault.

FMD 565: 3D Printing & Fashion
Photographer: Jason Gagnon
An introductory course in 3D printing using Rhino software and Makerbot printing technology. The course focused on the development of documenting the creative process, a jewelry project, a shoe design, and a finale project of our choice. 

Class Portfolio PDF

Inspiration Board: Jewelry Project
Inspiration Board: Jewelry Project
Chakra Crown - Ornamental Use
Chakra Crown - Ornamental Use
Chakra Crown Pin - Detail
Chakra Crown Pin - Detail
Chakra Crown Pin
Chakra Crown Pin
Chakra Crown & Crown Pin
Chakra Crown & Crown Pin
Chakra Crown
Chakra Crown
Chakra Crown
Chakra Crown
Chakra Crown - Ornamental
Chakra Crown - Ornamental
Inspiration Board: Shoe Design
Inspiration Board: Shoe Design

FMD 570: Business & Design of European Fashion
Photographer: Jason Gagnon
This study abroad took place Summer 2017 and we attended the Paris American Academy. During our stay we learned about couture techniques, millinery, the European fashion industry, and we learned about Cristobal Balenciaga by visiting his hometown and several exhibitions. We traveled to London, Antwerp, Paris, and various parts of France.

Hand-Sewn Lace Insert
Hand-Sewn Lace Insert
Shibori Dyeing Techniques
Shibori Dyeing Techniques
Madame Gres Pleating
Madame Gres Pleating
Finished Madame Gres Leaf
Finished Madame Gres Leaf
Double-Sided Seams
Double-Sided Seams
Sisal Fascinator
Sisal Fascinator
Sisal Fascinator
Sisal Fascinator
Sisal Fascinator
Sisal Fascinator
Sisal Fascinator
Sisal Fascinator

Threads 2018
Collection Title: "Phoenix Rising"
Photographer: Sarah Riegler, Alli Rusco, Elizabeth Hosang

This was a collection of garments created for the CMU Student Fashion Show, Threads, which was celebrating its 20th anniversary. The collection was inspired by elements from previous collections made for Threads mixed with the inspiration of "surviving college"/trial by fire. Through the challenges of college I have risen from the ashes of my former self. This collection earned me the "Master's Award" for best graduate student collection.

Inspiration Board
Inspiration Board
Look 1 Photoshoot
Look 1 Photoshoot

Photography by Elizabeth Hosang.

Look 1 Photoshoot
Look 1 Photoshoot

Photography by Elizabeth Hosang.

Look 1 Photoshoot
Look 1 Photoshoot

Photography by Elizabeth Hosang.

Look 2 Photoshoot
Look 2 Photoshoot

Photography by Elizabeth Hosang.

Look 2 Photoshoot
Look 2 Photoshoot

Photography by Elizabeth Hosang.

Look 2 Photoshoot
Look 2 Photoshoot

Photography by Elizabeth Hosang.

Look 3 Photoshoot
Look 3 Photoshoot

Photography by Elizabeth Hosang.

Look 3 Photoshoot
Look 3 Photoshoot

Photography by Elizabeth Hosang.

Inspiration Board
Inspiration Board
Look 1 Photoshoot
Look 1 Photoshoot

Photograph by Cassie Wentela.

Look3_Front2
Look3_Front2

Photograph by Cassie Wentela.

Look3_Side
Look3_Side

Photograph by Cassie Wentela.

Look3_Front
Look3_Front

Photograph by Cassie Wentela.

Look 2 Photoshoot
Look 2 Photoshoot

Photograph by Cassie Wentela. Jewelry design by Alexis Quinney.

Look 2 Photoshoot
Look 2 Photoshoot

Photograph by Cassie Wentela. Jewelry design by Alexis Quinney.

Look 2 Photoshoot
Look 2 Photoshoot

Photograph by Cassie Wentela. Jewelry design by Alexis Quinney.

Look 2 Photoshoot
Look 2 Photoshoot

Photograph by Cassie Wentela.