As a designer, I am attracted to clothing has something “off” about it, whether it is a unique take on shape, material, or graphic print, much like that of a “disheveled American.” I express my creative individuality through quirky subtleties that create intrigue without distracting from craftsmanship and tailoring. I hope to move forward from tradition by taking influence from it, allowing myself to be both inspired by the past and mindful of the future. I believe that originality is achieved through experimentation, which is why my skills in textile art have allowed me to make my laidback aesthetic my own. I strive to push the boundaries of expectation in my work by exploring multidimensional concepts that encourage thought and self-discovery. The challenge of translating these ideas into functional, effortlessly cool pieces is what fuels my passion as a designer.
senior thesis collection
In this Brave New World, the appreciation for nature, history, and literature is clouded; as the world becomes available at the swipe of a fingertip, the content itself becomes more and more intangible. The purpose behind my efforts is to encourage people to question whether technology and human nature can coexist equally, and persuade them to be more appreciative of personal relationships, craft, tradition, and unaltered nature. In a manner that does not condemn progress as a whole, my work will ultimately promote purposeful design with a fresh, modern take.
Savannah College of Art & Design
photography by kelia anne maccluskey