Category: New York

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Academy of Art University at #NYFW: Anita Szu-Yi Chen, MFA Knitwear Design

Anita Szu-Yi Chen, MFA Knitwear Design, was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Chen’s thesis collection explores the dichotomy of appearance and expectations in the construction of clothing. She manipulates her knitwear designs into angular shapes with structured folds, and designed her fabric to be reversible with varying patterns on …
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Academy of Art University at #NYFW: Ben Ellis, BFA Menswear Design

Ben Ellis, BFA Menswear Design, was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Having seen firsthand the dramatic deterioration of the native Alaskan habitat, Ellis upholds ethical and sustainable practices in his own design work. His collection is inspired by the Fauvism oeuvre of French artist Andre Derain. Ellis used repurposed …
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Academy of Art University at #NYFW: Lindsey Trueman, MFA Fashion Design

Lindsey Trueman, MFA Fashion Design, was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her thesis collection is inspired by her family heritage, uniting her great-great grandmother story and Native American roots. Tailored silhouettes are created using repurposed grain sacks bearing original embroidered initials and burn-out brocade. Garments appear to have already had …
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Academy of Art University at #NYFW: Melissa Kheng, MFA Fashion Design

Melissa Kheng, MFA Fashion Design, was born and raised in Singapore. Her thesis menswear collection is inspired by the unabashed masculinity of the Japanese subculture Bosozoku, and utilitarian elements of traditional fishermen. Both concepts are similar in being part of a group that gave life meaning and solidarity with others. …