The Cut Dress

The Cut Dress

The purpose of this design was to experiment with the relationship between leather materials and a laser-cutting technique

Hydrangea Blue

Hydrangea Blue

The design process started with the yarn-making process. I cut bigger muslin scraps into half-inch-wide spiral lines to make yarn and cut smaller muslin scraps into half-inch-wide strips. I made the bodice pattern with the draping technique and added small strips with the free-hand quilting technique. I used the crochet technique (using a 6-mm crochet hook) to make the bottom of the dress.

I Care

I Care

The purpose of this project was to use fashion designs for expressing current concerns and issues conveying more attention to the Syrian war and refugees. A wearer of this design as well as community around this individual will be aware of the issue and will care to take a stand instead of ignore the humanitarian crisis.

Eclectic

Eclectic

The purpose of this design is to explore the combination of engineered digital textile printing with the subtraction cutting technique.

Garden

Garden

For my design creation, I was inspired by the Central Garden at the Getty Center where I developed my design concept during my visit. It was late spring, and the colors of the flowers and the trees in the Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin were so rich with sunshine and blue sky. I wanted to express these bold colors, lines, and textures from this inspiration by utilizing various sizes and shapes of cotton lace. A liberal mood—like flowers and leaves moved by the wind– was to be included.

Convoluted

Convoluted

The purpose behind developing this cape-shaped coat was to create a voluminous silhouette yet a rhythmical mood. I also wanted to explore techniques to create a unique texture for the coat by incorporating various sizes and shapes of cotton lace. I restrained the look by using only white so as to focus on the rich texture.

Empire State of Mind

Empire State of Mind

The purpose of this design was to create a dress inspired by the images of Marie de Medici, who was Queen of France. I also wanted to explore techniques to create a unique texture for the dress by utilizing various sizes and shapes of cotton lace. Lace is generally used as trim, but for this dress, lace was the only material used to construct the whole shape

Dynamic

Dynamic

I was inspired by Cristóbal Balenciaga’s bold design in terms of silhouette, color usage, and eloquent structure. I also considered Hawaiian volcanos, which have ruptures, molten rock, lava, and ash; the color selection, style lines, and textures were inspired from these images.

Forget Me Knot

Forget Me Knot

The purpose of this dress was to create a garment that incorporates both purity and suggestive moods. The color and silhouette of the dress were inspired by the images of the desert mountains. I also wanted to incorporate a feeling of beauty and femininity. Using a hand knitting machine, I produced 24-inch wide and 5-yard long fabric. I used undyed 100% cotton yarn. The foundation is a princess seam dress made with 100% white cotton.

Under the sea

Under the sea

The purpose of this dress was to create aesthetic movements. This dress was inspired by the images of Hawaiian sea turtles. My inspiration evolved into impressive and graphic modern shapes that can appeal to the digital age. Therefore, I employed repeated pattern prints for an ethnic exotic look. I also wanted to emphasize a woman’s curves and roundness.

A Memoir of Students

A Memoir of Students

My inspiration came from my passion for sustainability. As a design instructor, I have observed students generate a considerable amount of textile waste in design classes. While economical pattern-cutting layouts are emphasized, generating some fabric waste is unavoidable as pattern pieces consist of irregular lines. Therefore, the purpose of this piece was to create a design made from fabric scraps left from students’ pattern cutting to reuse fabric waste.

Desert

Desert

I was inspired by the traditional methods and materials used to produce woven fabrics in African and Native American cultures.I then wove different weft materials to create unique patterns and textures.

A Plaid Women’s Dress Created from Secondhand Men’s Dress Shirts

A Plaid Women’s Dress Created from Secondhand Men’s Dress Shirts

The purpose of the piece was to create an item of contemporary women’s wear using post consumer clothing. This piece incorporated various colored plaid shirts to create a unique visual combination. Though it was made from secondhand men’s shirts

Peony Blossom Painting Dress

Peony Blossom Painting Dress

I wanted to create a dress that looks like a painting, integrating an Eastern motif with a Western silhouette. Inspiration for the dress came from a Korean folding screen decorated with peony blossom trees. The peony represents spring and female beauty in Korea, and the flower is a symbol of good fortune and nobility of spirit.

No Fabric Waste Design: Square & Triangle Suit

No Fabric Waste Design: Square & Triangle Suit

One and a half yards of non woven fabric were used and the width of the fabric was 56”. First, a half yard fabric was cut into four pieces with a rectangle shape for the skirt. One yard of fabric was cut into 6 pieces of square shapes and 6 pieces of triangle shapes to construct the jacket. The dress was made with “cradle to cradle” certified 100% wool fabric.

No Fabric Waste Dress: Spiral Line Dress

No Fabric Waste Dress: Spiral Line Dress

The purpose of this design was to create a garment that did not generate fabric waste to come one step closer to sustainability. The color and silhouette of the dress were inspired by flowers, especially, Lily.

Kids' Wear Designs by the application of C2CAD model

Kids' Wear Designs by the application of C2CAD model

Created to evaluate the model, C2CAD: A sustainable apparel design and production model

Day Dress from 1830s

Day Dress from 1830s

A historically inspired piece, based on an 1830’s style

Tie the Knot

Tie the Knot

The silhouette was inspired by the doublet, a type of men's short jacket prevalent in the mid 17th century

Flower

Flower

The objective of this dress was to create an original design utilizing the production of fabric and the dress was made of paper.

Autumn

Autumn

The objective of this piece was to emphasize color mixing by using yarn combinations.

Café Terrace on the Place du Forum

Café Terrace on the Place du Forum

The title and design of this piece are inspired by one of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, Café Terrace on the Place du Forum. The dress was created by harmonizing a complicated fabric weaving with a simple silhouette. The objective in making this dress was to create an original design utilizing textile production, weaving, and clothing construction.