This past spring, I graduated with a BFA in Apparel + Textile Design from Michigan State University. Our school prides itself as being one of the last universities to teach Avante Garde design in the country.
In addition to acquiring the technical skills + knowledge of developing a garment–– from ideation to finished product–– we were challenged to think more critically about the implications of the garment; it's purpose + storytelling qualities.
Through my BFA program, I acquired skills in:
–– Garment Construction
–– Textile Materials
–– Garment Flats
–– Tech Packs
–– Fashion Illustration
–– Textile Printing
–– Textile Repeat Design
Maximum outfits, minimum materials
In my BFA Design Studio course, I developed a modular sweatshirt that serves as the platform for multiple garment possibilities.
With separating zippers sew-in throughout the garment, you can remove and re-attach its' components–– hood, sleeves, etc.–– components to create a variety of looks.
The garment was designed with the intention of maximizing the garments' material use, an aspect of fashion sustainability.