“There is definitely a shallow element to any industry focused on appearances. But I think of it this way; fashion is just the surface, and when speaking about the surface sometimes is it very difficult to see what lies beneath.” (The Fashion Spot)
The world of fashion is seen by many as such a superficial industry with no depth. I would like to use this opportunity of designing my thesis to pay homage to an important person in my life. Typically inspirations for collections are pulled form nature or art to project lovely aesthetics. However, I am taking my inspiration from the life of a close personal friend of mine. An alias is used throughout this collection, Ruthie. Aside form the neutrals and tonal colors the common thread in my collection is the toile wallpaper I manipulate covering the walls in her house when I was a little kid.-
In speaking about the surface and what the garments are going to physically look like I want it to be apparent that there is a deeper story behind the collection. What is the most effective way to embed a story into a collection?
Dr. JaYoung Hwang
What is the most effective way to embed a story into a collection? I used this opportunity of designing a thesis collection to pay homage to an important person in my life. Earth tones, minimalistic silhouettes, and the manipulation of toile wallpaper are used to tell her story. This particular wallpaper is the one I remember covering the walls of her house when I was a little kid. I want it to be apparent there is a deeper story behind this collection.
Alone with the poster board I will be bringing one finished look from my collection either on a hanger or on a dress form. As well as my laptop.
Lytz, G. (2017). Ruthie. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5406
Lytz, Gina. 2017. “Ruthie”. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5406.
Lytz, G. Ruthie. 21 Mar. 2017, https://oaks.kent.edu/node/5406.