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FEATURED PROJECTS

CONCEPT DESIGN: ESCAPE

The concept of escape was born from tension. The 21st century lifestyle is filled with many responsibilities. When pressure builds up, tension occurs, and then we can break into pieces.. We have to slow down and let the tension escape from us.. To travel is one form of escape. Since childhood, my life is a series of travels. I travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape me. My research was inspired by ribs, vents, spaces in between of an architecture and the wings of an airplane. I have developed my research through mirroring the surface design of my secondary research materials, using white paper. I experimented on pleating to immitate the ribs and vents, I tried to layer  the paper on one another to create vents. I used transparent, pleated fabrics and fringe trims. The fabric manipulation made light travel through the transparent fabric while air escaped through the vents and ribs of the silhouette.

CONCEPT DESIGN: ELIZABETHAN

Elizabeth I is acknowledged as a charismatic performer and a dogged survivor in an era when government was ramshackle and limited, and when monarchs in neighbouring countries faced internal problems that jeopardised their thrones. Elizabethan celebrates the
independent and strong women in the world who are passionate in the roles they play. Hence, she is the inspiration of my

Fall-Winter Collection.

ROOY X PARSONS CHALLENGE

WINNER of the Sneaker Design Challenge: Punk vs Hip Hop

The design collection, inspired by the two biggest social movements is a symbol of defiance.
One thing in common between Punk and HipHop is its rebellious quality. I took inspiration of the silhouette from
Nike´s Air Force 1 sneaker model with modified heel (slightly higher), which was a popular fashion style in the
hiphop world during the 80s. I also used a photograph of a train that was spray painted with graffiti by Martha
Cooper for the print. To express the Punk movement, I used a studded black leather buckle and used safety pins.
instead of shoelaces. I also took the tartan fabric as part of my design element in reference to Vivienne Westwood´s
design style in London´s punk scene. I have also used a classic print made by Sex Pistols where it says “God Save
The Queen” and a safety pin pinned on the Queen´s mouth.

PRINT DESIGN

Our Beautiful Planet

The aim of the project was to create print designs using Photoshop that will showcase the beauty of our planet. The prints will then be applied as part of the Spring-Summer design collection.

THE TULIP DRESS

Garment Construction

A construction of an asymmetrical dress that was inspired by a tulip flower.

"The beginning is the most important part of the work"

Plato

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