CMU Threads Fashion Show 2016

Theme: Fashion Laboratory

Collection: "The Grand Sabbath"

Photographer: Jessica Bailey

This senior collection was inspired by Occult symbolism, Victorian Fashion Elements, and Fall/Winter Urban Sportswear.

A focus on handcrafting appears in dyed silks, custom embellishments, painted printeds, and intricate detailing.

Inspiration Board
1.0 Seed
1.0 Seed
1.0 Seed
2.0 Sprout
3.0 Bloom
4.0 Blossom
Pre-Runway Group Picture
1.0 Seed
2.0 Sprout
3.0 Bloom
4.0 Blossom
A Growth Story
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CMU Threads Fashion Show 2014

Theme: Art

Collection: "The Fine Line"

Photographer: Claire Burgess

This collection was created in honor of my friend and Grandmother that passed that year. This sophisticated Spring/Summer collection was inspired by the

works of the late artist Zao Wou-Ki.

Silk was hand painted to resemble Zao's abstract works and silhouettes from several decades were used to highlight his life through time.

Inspiration Board
Vitalum Vitalis
Divination
Descensum
Descensum (Interior)
Astral Projection
Mind Control
Transmutation
Telekinesis
Transmutation (Interior)
Mediumship
Pyrokinesis
Witch Queen
Witch Queen
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Group Picture
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Inspiration Board
Cherry Blossom Ring
Hatsummo's Fire
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Hatsummo's Fire
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The Floral Garden
Chiyo's Wish
Chiyo's Wish
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Flower & Willow
Water's Path
The War of Men
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Runway - Fan Dance
Runway - Fan Dance
Snow Dance
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Backstage
Geisha Group Picture

CMU Threads Fashion Show 2013

Theme: The Movies

Collection: "The Pleasures of Searing Water"

Photographer: Various

This Spring/Summer collection was based on the film, "Memoirs of a Geisha." The main focus is a relationship between tempermental dualities such as fire/water. This collection also was shown at Fashion on the Shore 2013 and received top honors.

Heavy research on Geisha history and culture was conducted to ensure reverence of the inspiration. A modern interpretation was applied through fabrication and silhouette.

Inspiration Board
Armor Coat
Lady of Shallot
Squire
Peasant
Peasant (Interior)
Jester
Duchess
Duchess
Harlot
Princess
Princess (Interior)
Warrior Queen
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Group Picture

CMU Threads Fashion Show 2012

Theme: Time Periods

Collection: "A Modern Medieval Fairytale"

Photographer: Ken Kadwell

This collection done with partner and we created a Fall/Winter collection inspired by Medieval fashion. The balance of hard versus soft was the major focus.

The collection was created through draping and flat patterning. I wanted to experiment with many different types of fabrics and details.

Inspiration Board
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CMU Threads Fashion Show 2011

Theme: The Seasons

Collection: "Lost in the Snowfire"

Photographer: Ken Kadwell

This Spring/Summer collection was inspired by the melting period of Spring. At this time fog prevails where I grew up, nature is stirring, and wild grape hyacinth appears.

At this time I was finally able to pattern my own designs and I experimented with draping. Silk was hand dyed in an ombre technique to depict fog's effect on shape and form.

CMU Threads Fashion Show 2010

Theme: Autobiography

Collection: "A Seed to a Flower"

Photographers: Ken Kadwell, Andy Hawkes

This Fall/Winter collection was created to represent my growth as a design student by using a botanical analogy. Each garment was meant to show a progession of my skills and my future potential.

 

This was my first student collection and first major sewing work done outside of class. Since I lacked pattern making skills at this time, I modified commercial patterns to create my designs.

Inspiration Board
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Group Photo
The Queen's Guard
Fairy Squire
Fairy Squire
Paladin
Paladin
Paladin
Paladin
Fairy Squire
Fairy Squire
Fairy Squire
Fairy Squire
Lady Knight
Lady Knight
Lady Knight
Lady Knight
Final Runway

Fashion on the Shore 2012

A student competition held in St. Joseph, MI.

Collection: "The Queen's Guard"

Photographer: Various

This capsule collection features two looks from the 2012 collection "A Modern Medieval Fairytale" as well as a third new look created just for the competition.

 

The competition featured students from all over Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. This was my first time competing.

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