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Catacombs Gown And Evening Jacket, Kirstin Baglien Jan 2014

Catacombs Gown And Evening Jacket, Kirstin Baglien

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From afar, this ensemble reads as romantic, with soft folds of ivory chiffon contrasted with the gentle sheen of black cotton sateen. On second glance, however, the look opens up to reveal its macabre inspiration.


Exaggeration And Embellishment, Tyler Bowers Jan 2014

Exaggeration And Embellishment, Tyler Bowers

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The first step in the process was to understand the concept of graphic line and shape on the human form.


Redeemed, Melissa Breaux, Matalie M. Howard Jan 2014

Redeemed, Melissa Breaux, Matalie M. Howard

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The purpose for this dress came from mission trips. On these trips, I saw houses that were made from or repaired with garbage bags. There was also an area where the people lived near the garbage dump. This reminded me of populations of people that are written off as “unworthy” or “undesirable.”


Soda Pop Punk, Tenzi Chacha, Matalie M. Howard Jan 2014

Soda Pop Punk, Tenzi Chacha, Matalie M. Howard

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It has been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The inspiration for this piece was drawn from my travels to Africa. After a long hot day nothing was more refreshing than drinking soda from a cold glass bottle.


Energestic, Allison Comer Jan 2014

Energestic, Allison Comer

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The purpose of the design, Energestic, is to display the energy brought about by futurism which was an energy revolving around speed, technology, and innovation.


Rusted, Sarah Corlett Jan 2014

Rusted, Sarah Corlett

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The goal of this ensemble was to transform an element that represents deterioration into an element that is part of something new.


Golden Fleece Sheath Dress, Brianne Crist, Matalie M. Howard Jan 2014

Golden Fleece Sheath Dress, Brianne Crist, Matalie M. Howard

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In designing the Golden Fleece Sheath Dress, my main goal was to move out of my “comfort zone” of using actual fabrics. I desired to create something extremely dissimilar to other pieces I had created before.


Coral Skeleton, Rachel Frantz Jan 2014

Coral Skeleton, Rachel Frantz

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Coral Skeleton was created from the inspiration of combining death and life. This process was quite meticulous.


Shoulder Spike, Katelyn Hall Jan 2014

Shoulder Spike, Katelyn Hall

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Shoulder Spike is a dress that addresses interesting patternmaking techniques. This particular technique was based upon the exploration of the Pattern Magic books by Tomoko Nakamichi and his experimentation with 3D shapes.


Pumpkin Queen, Kalina Ebling Jan 2014

Pumpkin Queen, Kalina Ebling

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The inspiration for my outfit came from two different myths. The first myth came from the movie Thor that was based off of old Norse mythology. The costume for the character Loki mirrored his complex history and character with strips of leather crisscrossing each other. His costume was highlighted with plated of gold and bronze armor embellished with images such as his son, the great wolf Fenrir.


Glass Reflections, Renee Graf Jan 2014

Glass Reflections, Renee Graf

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The objective of knitting this engineered dress was to mix sustainable textiles with beautiful and reproducible design.


Black Ibis, Jame't Jackson Jan 2014

Black Ibis, Jame't Jackson

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This look is developed from an illustration project inspired by the critically acclaimed film Black Swan and the concept of fierce, dark birds like ravens, and the prehistoric textures of the cassowary. The intensity of the birds and the essence of fear, ferocity and darkness inspired the limited color palette and severe shapes. Quilting


Hanbok And Polka Dots, Alice Kim Jan 2014

Hanbok And Polka Dots, Alice Kim

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This gown celebrates the use of polka dots, which was inspired by the collections of Geoffrey Beene, and by Hanbok, the traditional Korean dress. The body of the dress is stretch, sheer, mesh.


Destruction From The Flames, Stephanie Brannam Jan 2014

Destruction From The Flames, Stephanie Brannam

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I chose natural disasters to be my inspiration because of the impact they have on the world. They bring chaos and destruction and escalation to the already uncontrollable weather. The purpose of this dress was to make the flowers look like they were on fire, indicating such natural disaster as a forest fire.


Warwick & Warbler: Empowering Women And Challenging Beauty Standards In The Fashion Industry, Susan Jean Jan 2014

Warwick & Warbler: Empowering Women And Challenging Beauty Standards In The Fashion Industry, Susan Jean

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This collection celebrates diversity and acceptance of all women within the worldview of beauty. Warwick & Warbler is a high-end clothing label aimed at the professional working woman. The target demographic includes clothing styles that range between sizes twelve to twenty; a market segment that has been largely ignored within the fashion industry. Designs center on the trouser suit and includes high-quality separates with unexpected details and exquisite fit.


Nudescape, Emilia Hernandez Jan 2014

Nudescape, Emilia Hernandez

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The purpose of this design is to create a visual tease and spark conversation about the relationship between clothes and nudity. The garment is embellished in the most iconic expression of femininity: the female nude.


Draped Floral Tunic, Camille A. Lanier Jan 2014

Draped Floral Tunic, Camille A. Lanier

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The organic shaping of nature inspired the draped floral tunic. My menswear designs transcend a masculine or feminine silhouette. By manipulating the fall of the fabrication I was able to produce a garment design, which requires minimal stitch work, but maximizes the visual impact and wearability for the consumer.


Island Warrior Knit, Camille A. Lanier Jan 2014

Island Warrior Knit, Camille A. Lanier

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My sustainable design was inspired by warrior armor of ancient times and Micronesian prints. I wanted to show the ability to transform used garments into a reinvented look with a completely different concept by finishing the pieces off with everyday spray paint.


Restoring Hope Tote, Hannah Linder Jan 2014

Restoring Hope Tote, Hannah Linder

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At Columbia College Chicago collaboration is at the core of our curriculum. By integrating service learning experiences into the curriculum, students from CCC’s Fashion Studies Department (Fashion Business and Fashion Design) are given opportunities to engage in meaningful involvement, which makes for deeper connections within their community and disciplines. Last spring, one such organization Re:new, a local not for profit agency that provides training and employment opportunities to refugee women living in the Chicago area became a partner with both Fashion Business and Fashion Design students.


Sztuka Ludowa, Sarah Nasgowitz Jan 2014

Sztuka Ludowa, Sarah Nasgowitz

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Soft shapes, hard lines, dark, and light this is the inspiration I drew from the Polish Exposition Pavilion Center in Shanghai, 2011.


A Thousand Miles, Thu Thuy Nguyen Jan 2014

A Thousand Miles, Thu Thuy Nguyen

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This is an outfit named “A Thousand Miles” from my S/S 2015 collection “Into the Wind.” The collection is inspired by people who travel alone and their one and only companion: the natural wind.


Against The Current, Thu Thuy Nguyen Jan 2014

Against The Current, Thu Thuy Nguyen

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This is an outfit named “Against the Current” from my S/S 2015 collection “Into the Wind.” The collection is inspired by people who travel alone and their one and only companion: the natural wind.


Calatrava, Emily Osterbauer Jan 2014

Calatrava, Emily Osterbauer

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Amazed by the modern buildings and high end lifestyle, I have always had my eyes set on the city. My fascination with architecture and couture is my source of inspiration.


Zipped And Glam, Samantha Burdett Jan 2014

Zipped And Glam, Samantha Burdett

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The purpose of this apparel design was to embody the fun, young spirit, of an early to mid twenties female. The silhouette is edgy, yet maintains its femininity.


Lagom I, Minhee Park Jan 2014

Lagom I, Minhee Park

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The design is inspired by intangible aspects of values and desires held by successful, stylish working men. Dialogue between extreme tradition and exciting avant-garde is portrayed in this adventurous contemporary outfit.


Lagom Ii, Minhee Park Jan 2014

Lagom Ii, Minhee Park

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The design is inspired by intangible aspects of values and desires held by successful, stylish working men. Dialogue between extreme tradition and exciting avant-garde is portrayed in this adventurous contemporary outfit.


The Mohawk Dress, Charity Peart Jan 2014

The Mohawk Dress, Charity Peart

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I am always intrigued by the way a woman looks when she walks away. For this fabric manipulation project, I focused my detailing on the back of the dress. This particular garment was inspired by the Native American Mohawk headdress.


Vertebrae, Charity Peart Jan 2014

Vertebrae, Charity Peart

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This Piece is inspired by indigenous native culture, specifically their regard for hawks and eagles.


Hex-Tex: Laser Cutting Nonwoven Fabrics, Kimberly Ring Jan 2014

Hex-Tex: Laser Cutting Nonwoven Fabrics, Kimberly Ring

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Hex-Tex is a laser-cut nonwoven dress that explores the use of nonwovens in the apparel industry. Nonwoven fabrics eliminate the yarn stage in creating fabrics from fibers, thus it is an energy and cost efficient medium for apparel design.


Lace Romance: Engineered Jacquard Wovens, Kimberly Ring Jan 2014

Lace Romance: Engineered Jacquard Wovens, Kimberly Ring

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Lace Romance is a sweet pencil skirt with an engineered jacquard-woven textile design. The yarns that formed the jacquard woven create a fiber content of about 67% cotton and 33% acrylic.