Davariz Broaden

Contact:
davarizbroaden@gmail.com
University/School:
Kent State University
Location:
Kent
Specialism:
Accessory DesignFashion DesignFashion TechnologyIllustrationMenswear
About Me

Hey, I'm Davariz a graduate from Kent State University

Davariz is a contemporary menswear designer inspired by his never ending drive in creating the modern man, a minimalist designer with heavy focus on traditional, clean silhouettes and muted colors.

My goal is to continue to create within this space where I can say a lot without saying much, creating a balance between what is new and what has always been here.

INSPIRATION

My inspiration with this collection came from the birth of jazz culture.

My creative process consists of jazz music almost all the time so creating a collection with jazz as my central focus was almost inevitable. With this collection, I wanted to focus on the birth of jazz culture, hence the title being 1959, this was the year that sparked jazz culture into the mainstream scene, and from there, it had become the sound of an era and an important leader in creating the plethora of genres in music we have today.

In the overall focus being on jazz culture, I pointed out some key figures within the culture who made the culture what it was. Most importantly, Miles Davis, Miles was a huge focus in this project, his beautiful work, his unique fashion sense and his desire to be great was very important in color, accessory and silhouette creation.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Throughout my collection there was intense focus on musical symbols and jazz instruments.

A lot of inspiration for this collection came from breaking down the layers of jazz music, the feelings, sounds, instruments, colors, people, etc. So, studying those layers led me to base my collection off the silhouettes of the most commonly known jazz instruments. Pocket coverings, buttons, overlap extensions and more were all inspired by these.

Creating a conversation with little to no words, working within a space that allows me to combine past and present while also focusing on what is to come for the future.
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