BFA FASHION DESIGN
(SHE / HER / HERS)
Natural Beauty is inspired by body image and body modification, paired with sustainable and recyclable materials. Each silhouette is inspired by different female body types—such as rectangle, pear, hourglass, triangle, inverted triangle, diamond, and apple—and draws attention to parts of the body such as the neck, shoulders, hips, legs, and arms. All of the textures and prints are inspired by different body modifications from different cultures such as neck stretching, tattoos, body paint, ear and lip stretching, hair braiding, wigs, and piercings. They are translated into a silkscreen print design and through the use of tapestry weaving, beads, wire wrapping, rust dye, embroidery, needle felting, and braiding materials. The fabrics are made of organic cotton, cotton, wool, silk, and other natural fibers. Wood and recycled scraps will be incorporated into future accessories to pair with the looks.