On February 16, graduating seniors in the University of Minnesota’s apparel design program showcased their best work in a fashion show. Here are GIFs of six designers’ work.
Jennifer Voth: “This line of laidback women’s skateboard apparel utilizes the overlapping depth created by slabs of metal armor combined with stripe accents found on old school team sport jerseys.”
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Issa Mello: “The cut of the garments and juxtaposing fabrics are the basis of Issa’s collection and give a cool, edgy, and almost rebellious feeling.”
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Grace Lorig: “With her combined passion and respect for the outdoors, being physically active, and design, Grace Lorig traveled to India and created an Eastern-inspired line for those who live a yogic lifestyle.”
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Anna Louise Sviben: “Inspired by Depression-era patchwork and utilitarian thrift, the collection pays tribute to hard boundaries and minimal, geometric forms.”
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If you told me one year ago that I’d be shopping at Ann Taylor, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. Me, shopping in that stalwart work-a-day ladyland? I don’t think so.
Well, I’m eating my words now after taking a tour of the newly redesigned Ann Taylor space in Mall of America, which had its grand opening Saturday, June 2. Ladies and gentlemen, I want to buy things at an Ann Taylor. A fleet of stores have already undergone a chic, bright remodel, turning what was once the go-to for working women and housewives into a more fashion-forward spot that even salesgirl/freelancers like me can feel comfortable popping in.
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“From my vantage point on the mezzanine I felt sort of like a judge on America’s Next Top Model as the first few models charged down the runway. I thought to myself, ‘That model is chubby’ or ‘I love that one’s hair style.’ It only took me a few minutes to realize that every thought that crossed my mind wasn’t so much a review comment as it was an expression of one underlying sentiment: envy. You’re right, thinking ‘That dress is total crap’ is not an expression of envy, but still, it’s an expression of the opposite and still betrays the nature of comparative judgment in my feelings (translation: ‘I don’t wish I looked like her’).”
Sarah Heuer writes about Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2011.
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