Designed Garments

  • Ensemble Name: "Balloon-ified Patriotism"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013
     
    Non-Textile Project

    This is my non-textile garment, made out of entirely balloons, using garbage bags as a base for my design. Had the red white and blue braiding going on so I thought it would be fun to add some stars for the stars and stripes effect, while the black is a part of the Korean flag. Red, white and blue are the colors that both the Korean flag and the American flag share, so I wanted to embrace it while remaining true to my aesthetic. 

    Those black balloons had to be sewn-in by hand. It's balloon couture done the right way.

    Front View

    Medium: Balloons, Glow-in-the-Dark Stars, Duct Tape, Hot Glue, Garbage Bags, Thread, and Bias Tape.
  • Ensemble Name: "Balloon-ified Patriotism"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013
     
    Non-Textile Project

    This is my non-textile garment, made out of entirely balloons, using garbage bags as a base for my design. Had the red white and blue braiding going on so I thought it would be fun to add some stars for the stars and stripes effect, while the black is a part of the Korean flag. Red, white and blue are the colors that both the Korean flag and the American flag share, so I wanted to embrace it while remaining true to my aesthetic. 

    Those black balloons had to be sewn-in by hand. It's balloon couture done the right way.

    Back View

    Medium: Balloons, Glow-in-the-Dark Stars, Duct Tape, Hot Glue, Garbage Bags, Thread, and Bias Tape.
  • Ensemble Name: "Balloon-ified Patriotism"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013

    Non-Textile Project

    This is my non-textile garment, made out of entirely balloons, using garbage bags as a base for my design. Had the red white and blue braiding going on so I thought it would be fun to add some stars for the stars and stripes effect, while the black is a part of the Korean flag. Red, white and blue are the colors that both the Korean flag and the American flag share, so I wanted to embrace it while remaining true to my aesthetic. 

    Those black balloons had to be sewn-in by hand. It's balloon couture done the right way.

    Full View

    Medium: Balloons, Glow-in-the-Dark Stars, Duct Tape, Hot Glue, Garbage Bags, Thread, and Bias Tape.

    Photography Credits: Conor Doherty
  • Ensemble Name: "Balloon-ified Patriotism"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013

    Non-Textile Project

    This is my non-textile garment, made out of entirely balloons, using garbage bags as a base for my design. Had the red white and blue braiding going on so I thought it would be fun to add some stars for the stars and stripes effect, while the black is a part of the Korean flag. Red, white and blue are the colors that both the Korean flag and the American flag share, so I wanted to embrace it while remaining true to my aesthetic. 

    Those black balloons had to be sewn-in by hand. It's balloon couture done the right way.

    Closer View

    Medium: Balloons, Glow-in-the-Dark Stars, Duct Tape, Hot Glue, Garbage Bags, Thread, and Bias Tape.

    Photography Credits: Conor Doherty
  • Ensemble Name: Edged-Out Kimono
     
    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013
     
    Geometric Project

    So basically a kimono-style dress with an interesting back. 
     
    Front View with Cape

    Medium: Cotton (Emerald Green, Night Sky), Thread, Interfacing (For bodice, waistband, cape, and facings for the scallop hem.)
  • Ensemble Name: Edged-Out Kimono

    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013

    Geometric Project

    So basically a kimono-style dress with an interesting back. 
     
    Back View with Cape

    Medium: Cotton (Emerald Green, Night Sky), Thread, Interfacing (For bodice, waistband, cape, and facings for the scallop hem.)
  • Ensemble Name: Edged-Out Kimono
     
    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013

    Geometric Project

    So basically a kimono-style dress with an interesting back. 
     
    Front View without Cape

    Medium: Cotton (Emerald Green, Night Sky), Thread, Interfacing (For bodice, waistband, cape, and facings for the scallop hem.)
  • Ensemble Name: Edged-Out Kimono

    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013

    Geometric Project

    So basically a kimono-style dress with an interesting back. 
     
    Back View without Cape

    Medium: Cotton (Emerald Green, Night Sky), Thread, Interfacing (For bodice, waistband, cape, and facings for the scallop hem.)
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    Ensemble Name: Deranged Frequency

    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013

    Fabric Inspiration Project 

    So this was inspired by music and how the beats differ from different instruments.
     
    Front View

    Medium: Cotton Sateen, Bias Tape, Thread
  • Ensemble Name: Deranged Frequency

    MassArt- Creative Fashion I, Spring 2013

    Fabric Inspiration Project

    So this was inspired by music and how the beats differ from different instruments.
     
    Back View

    Medium: Cotton Sateen, Bias Tape, Thread
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    Ensemble Name: "The Wild Side"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion II, Fall 2013

    Swimwear and Cover-Up Project

    I was really intrigued with the zebra and leopard print, and how it screamed "tribal" to me. I imagined the woman who is wearing this swimwear and cover-up to be this animalistic woman- someone who demands attention. The cut-outs are basically following the curved lines that you see on my cover-up fabric.
     
    Front, Side and Back Views

    Medium: Lycra/Rayon, thread, elastic

    Photography Credits: Alessandra Bisalti

  • Ensemble Name: "The Wild Side"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion II, Fall 2013

    Swimwear and Cover-Up Project

    I was really intrigued with the zebra and leopard print, and how it screamed "tribal" to me. I imagined the woman who is wearing this swimwear and cover-up to be this animalistic woman- someone who demands attention. The cut-outs are basically following the curved lines that you see on my cover-up fabric.

    Other Photos

    Medium: Lycra/Rayon, thread, elastic

    Photography Credits: Alessandra Bisalti
  • Ensemble Name: "The Wild Side"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion II, Fall 2013

    Swimwear and Cover-Up Project

    I was really intrigued with the zebra and leopard print, and how it screamed "tribal" to me. I imagined the woman who is wearing this swimwear and cover-up to be this animalistic woman- someone who demands attention. The cut-outs are basically following the curved lines that you see on my cover-up fabric.

    Swimwear with Cover-Up

    Medium: Lycra/Rayon, thread, elastic, chiffon (for cover-up)

    Photography Credits: Andrew Swaine
    Model: Kelsey Carmichael
  • Ensemble Name: "The Wild Side"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion II, Fall 2013

    Swimwear and Cover-Up Project

    I was really intrigued with the zebra and leopard print, and how it screamed "tribal" to me. I imagined the woman who is wearing this swimwear and cover-up to be this animalistic woman- someone who demands attention. The cut-outs are basically following the curved lines that you see on my cover-up fabric.

    Swimwear without Cover-Up

    Medium: Lycra/Rayon, thread, elastic

    Photography Credits: Andrew Swaine
    Model: Kelsey Carmichael
  • Ensemble Name: "Floral Elegance"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion II, Fall 2013
     
    Womenswear Project

    I was very intrigued with these silk flowers that my aunt (who resides in Japan) makes all the time, so being inspired by those, I decided to make my own interpretation of a flower. A woman who wears this would be a 20-30 years old woman, part fashion stylist and part musician, who sets her own trends. In this outfit, she would be on her way to a Sunday brunch with her friends, since it has a very Junior-feel to it.

    Dedicated to my aunt, Yoshimi Matsui
     
    Front, Side and Back Views with Cardigan

    Medium: Denim, Cotton, Jersey, Thread, Wooly Nylon.

  • Ensemble Name: "Floral Elegance"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion II, Fall 2013

    Womenswear Project
    I was very intrigued with these silk flowers that my aunt (who resides in Japan) makes all the time, so being inspired by those, I decided to make my own interpretation of a flower. A woman who wears this would be a 20-30 years old woman, part fashion stylist and part musician, who sets her own trends. In this outfit, she would be on her way to a Sunday brunch with her friends, since it has a very Junior-feel to it.

    Dedicated to my aunt, Yoshimi Matsui

    Front, Side and Back Views without Cardigan

    Medium: Denim, Cotton, Jersey, Thread, Wooly Nylon.
  • Ensemble Name: "Floral Elegance"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion II, Fall 2013

    Womenswear Project
    I was very intrigued with these silk flowers that my aunt (who resides in Japan) makes all the time, so being inspired by those, I decided to make my own interpretation of a flower. A woman who wears this would be a 20-30 years old woman, part fashion stylist and part musician, who sets her own trends. In this outfit, she would be on her way to a Sunday brunch with her friends, since it has a very Junior-feel to it.

    Dedicated to my aunt, Yoshimi Matsui

    Dress with Cardigan

    Medium: Denim, Cotton, Jersey, Thread, Wooly Nylon.
     
    Photography Credit: Domenico Pino
  • Ensemble Name: "Floral Elegance"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion II, Fall 2013

    Womenswear Project
    I was very intrigued with these silk flowers that my aunt (who resides in Japan) makes all the time, so being inspired by those, I decided to make my own interpretation of a flower. A woman who wears this would be a 20-30 years old woman, part fashion stylist and part musician, who sets her own trends. In this outfit, she would be on her way to a Sunday brunch with her friends, since it has a very Junior-feel to it.

    Dedicated to my aunt, Yoshimi Matsui

    Dress without Cardigan

    Medium: Denim, Cotton, Jersey, Thread, Wooly Nylon.
     
    Photography Credit: Domenico Pino
  • Ensemble Name: "Clementine"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion III, Spring 2014

    Dress with Corset

    Front, Side and Back Views

    Inspired by both tiger lilies and clementines. My lil' teaser for this project was: "When life gives you clementines (and tiger lilies), make wearable art." The organza fabric is hand-painted! 

    Medium: Silk Dupioni, Silk Charmeuse, Organza, Fabric Ink, Thread, Spiral Steel Boning

  • Ensemble Name: "Shadow Distortion"

    MassArt- Creative Fashion III, Spring 2014

    Jersey Knit Dress

    Front, Left Side, Back and Right Side Views

    Inspired by shadows and the distorted shapes it makes. For this project, I had to take inspiration from fashion designer Geoffrey Beene.

    Medium: Black and White Jersey Knits, Thread, Spiral Steel Boning
  • Ensemble Name: "Angular Asymmetry"- Front, Right Side, Back, Left Side Views- Coat with Dress

    MassArt- Tailoring, Spring 2014

    The coat is inspired by architecture- pipes going in different directions, supporting the structure of the building.
     
    The dress is inspired by all the wires that connect inside the building (hence the tube dress idea). I wanted to take the tube dress idea and make it a sexy, understated piece that a woman can wear with or without the coat.

    Medium: Textured and Grey Wool, Metal Buttons, Leather (for the welt pocket), yellow satin (for lining), embroidery floss, burgundy microsuede jersey (for dress), thread, horsehair interfacing, cotton batting (for shoulder pads)
  • Ensemble Name: "Angular Asymmetry"- Front, Right Side, Back, Left Side Views- Dress Only

    MassArt- Tailoring, Spring 2014

    The dress is inspired by all the wires that connect inside the building (hence the tube dress idea). I wanted to take the tube dress idea and make it a sexy, understated piece that a woman can wear with or without the coat.

    Medium:burgundy microsuede jersey (for dress), thread
  • Ensemble Name: Angular Asymmetry
     
    MassArt- Tailoring, Spring 2014
     
    Inspired by architecture- pipes going in different directions, supporting the structure of the building.
     
    Medium: Textured and Grey Wool, Metal Buttons, Leather (for the welt pocket), yellow satin (for lining), embroidery floss, burgundy microsuede jersey (for dress), thread, horsehair interfacing, cotton batting (for shoulder pads)
     
    Model: Amanda