Title

Genevieve

Presenter Information

Krissy Knutz

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Apparel Textiles and Merchandising, Student Design, Fashion Design

Abstract

I wanted to create the garment to show a correlation between sophistication and a younger woman. I have been told that my style is mature for my age; therefore, I wanted to create a garment that portrayed that. By having the cranberry fabric backing the lace, it allows depth and contrast in comparison to the leather skirt. These characteristics help to define the meaning of being sophisticated and feminine while still having a Victorian yet vintage twist. Process: The process to create this two-piece garment started with an inspiration of linen and lace, which is my favorite texture and style of clothing. I have also learned numerous different dying techniques so I wanted to incorporate those into my designs as well. By using coffee and tea, I could dye my lace to give it a vintage look and portray a softer and more elegant color scheme. When it came to the skirt, I wanted to keep it simple yet intriguing, by using pleather, depth is added to create flow and femininity. The quarter sleeve crop-top mixed with the pleather a-line skirt puts a modern spin on a Victorian influenced garment. Techniques: draping, patternmaking, hand stitching, and fabric dying. Materials: 100-percent organic white cotton, 100-percent organic cranberry died cotton, pleather with a cotton backing, invisible zipper, hook and eye, 100-percent cotton thread.

For her design, Krissy Knutz received the Fashion Show Best Design Award for 2014.

Poster Number

52

Faculty Mentor(s)

Eklund, Andrea

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Genevieve

SURC Ballroom C/D

I wanted to create the garment to show a correlation between sophistication and a younger woman. I have been told that my style is mature for my age; therefore, I wanted to create a garment that portrayed that. By having the cranberry fabric backing the lace, it allows depth and contrast in comparison to the leather skirt. These characteristics help to define the meaning of being sophisticated and feminine while still having a Victorian yet vintage twist. Process: The process to create this two-piece garment started with an inspiration of linen and lace, which is my favorite texture and style of clothing. I have also learned numerous different dying techniques so I wanted to incorporate those into my designs as well. By using coffee and tea, I could dye my lace to give it a vintage look and portray a softer and more elegant color scheme. When it came to the skirt, I wanted to keep it simple yet intriguing, by using pleather, depth is added to create flow and femininity. The quarter sleeve crop-top mixed with the pleather a-line skirt puts a modern spin on a Victorian influenced garment. Techniques: draping, patternmaking, hand stitching, and fabric dying. Materials: 100-percent organic white cotton, 100-percent organic cranberry died cotton, pleather with a cotton backing, invisible zipper, hook and eye, 100-percent cotton thread.

For her design, Krissy Knutz received the Fashion Show Best Design Award for 2014.