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.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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.

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