Photo gallery Students flex their fashion
The Textiles and Fashion Design Showcase last weekend featured the work of upper-level TFD undergraduates within the School of Human Ecology. Each student curates their own space and creates a mini-exhibition of their strongest studio works. Pieces range from garments to woven, embellished textiles, dyed and printed yardage, to three-dimensional work, and digital and printed portfolios. Take a look at what some of the students did:
Salina Xiong, a senior, says her collection is a result of her past 3 years in the TFD program. Selena used a lot of structural elements to add to her overall aesthetic.
Ibitisam Haq’s work is inspired by mass production and industrial design, as he is making a statement on how mass production is important to ensure that everyone can have access to the same materials, regardless of money factors.
In his work, Johnny Kidd is playing with pastels and gender representation. As his focal point of his work, and the statement he is making, he has a large unicorn displayed. Johnny wanted to use men decoratively in his work (as seen on the wallpapers he designed) because they normally are not.
Xin Yi's main focus is sustainability, which is why her work is inspired by the use of paper in fashion production. As well, she has created a reversible coat that can be converted from formal to causal.
Tess Hurley’s collection includes all different pieces that came together from different classes, and different times within the TFD program, that she thought complemented and contrasted each other very well to create an overall aesthetic.
The focus for Ike Cech is menswear. He first was focused on old-fashioned designs but now is working with clean, minimalistic modern designs with vintage aspects. Hanging on the wall behind him are patterns he had drafted for his work. Also, the white jacket pictured is inspired by World War II jackets.
April Alfaro’s collection is a preview of her senior thesis, which are dresses that are all based off of precious stones. Pictured are her, at left, with two models, showing off her sapphire and emerald dresses.
Caitlyn Beczkiewicz's collection is all inspired by her hometown of Milwaukee. The collection has a strong urban vibe, emphasizing her city and her friends from Milwaukee.