(SHE / HER / HERS)
BFA FASHION DESIGN
AIMCO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PORTFOLIO IN FASHION DESIGN
DEBORAH WARNER AWARD FOR FASHION DESIGN MAJOR WITH TEXTILE MINOR
Deceptive Nostalgia is an avant-garde knitwear collection based off of the organic textures and heavy emotions represented in my childhood home. This once beautiful place is now associated with sudden loss and traumatic memories. When revisiting my empty old home in Michigan, I encountered the overgrown backyard and river for the first time in many years. I was able to capture the silhouettes and textures of the nostalgic nature that once surrounded me. Through the design of this collection, I wanted to reflect upon the heaviness of losing my family and how it has silently impacted my life so deeply. The process of constantly reliving upsetting, distant memories is a heavy weight to carry for so long and making art that represents my voice has been healing.
Resilience and determination are what led knitwear designer Jasmine Schulte to pursue her dreams of a brighter and bigger future. Originating in Central Michigan, she embarked on her journey to Moore College of Art & Design where she soon discovered her passion for textiles and machine knitting. Deeply inspired by the organic textures and silhouettes found in nature, Schulte uses machine knitting and fabric manipulation as innovative methods for sculpting emotional, avant-garde pieces. Post-graduation she sees herself creating unique customized knitwear and continuing to design collections using her own textiles. Schulte interned with Janell Wysock’s Textile Studio where she learned how to weave, produced sustainable textiles for clothing or installations, and expanded on her experience with machine knitting techniques. Schulte’s knitwear prototypes were exhibited in Philadelphia Fashion Week in February 2020. She has a BFA in Fashion Design with a minor in Textile Knits.