The Cosmonaut Collection
For the final project in my computer-aided design course, I conceptualized and digitally rendered a three-look collection based on space. I created a short explanation and demographic breakdown of the collection, a mood board, and three looks which included stylized images, flats, and short descriptions of each garment. The full presentation can be found here.
Fashion Illustration: "Confectionary Queens" Moodboard
Created in Adobe Photoshop. The background is an image of lollipops that I mirrored into a pattern. The model was then placed in the foreground, with the bubble added in and pieces of rock candy placed to come out of her hair. The color palette is made from candy-shaped purses, with the colors replaced to reflect the collection's color story.
Fashion Illustration: "Confectionary Queens" Illustration
The illustrations for my "Confectionary Queens." I used watercolor pencils, colored pencils, and markers to illustrate my pieces. Each look was inspired by a different sweet treat: a cotton candy gown, a jawbreaker jumpsuit, a lollipop mini-dress, a gumball beaded dress, and a peppermint top with matching paperbag-waist shorts.
Fashion Forecast for S/S 2018
For a Professional Seminar project in 2017, I was tasked to forecast trends for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 season. The project included a photoshoot to depict the trends I predicted. The full presentation can be found here.
Dress in the Press: Cruella Deville
Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainabilty hosted the 2017 Dress in the Press event, where teams of designers and models were tasked with creating a garment in two hours using primarily newspaper, recycled magazines, and duct tape.
The theme of the event was recreating a classic Disney villain, and our team chose Cruella Deville (famous for attempting to skin dalmatians to wear their fur). The bodice of the gown was made out of newspaper with an outer layer of white duct tape, with black spots painted on. We fashioned a circle skirt out of newspaper to add flare to our silhouette, with larger black spots painted on. We then splattered black and red paint on a piece of white cotton batting for the model to drape around her arms. The look was completed with a dog collar choker and a silver duct tape "cigarette," dipped in red paint to mimic being lit.
Design 1: Dress
I pattern-drafted and made a dress with darts designed to be worn as casual day-wear or for an event like a festival. I ice-dyed white cotton with blue and pink powder dyes. The fabric’s pre-made white polka dyes were unaffected by the dye, causing them to stand out.
Design 1: Top and Skirt
Top: a silk marble-dyed blouse with orange bias tape around the neckline and armholes. The blouse has princess seams (moved to the armhole) and the back is finished with an invisible zipper and a slit.
Skirt: a metallic brocade 3/4 circle skirt with an invisible zipper and waistband.
Both pieces were pattern-drafted by hand and made for a size 14 dressform.
Size 22 Princess-Seam Dress
For my final Apparel 2 project, I created a princess-seam dress for a size 22. I mixed two different prints for the project: the bodice is primarily blush with white polka dots, while the skirt is a mint, blush, gold, and white geometric pattern. The bodice is also lined.