As the fashion industry embraces technology, and the line between digital and physical fashion begins to blur, the demand for digital fashion designers and creatives who can think beyond the physical world is soaring. There is an undeniable need for visionaries who can navigate the intersection of art, design and cutting-edge digital tools.
As brands seek out professionals who can create immersive experiences that captivate audiences worldwide, my work provides a glimpse of the potential the introduction of digital design tools can have on young creatives, and on the industry as a whole, contributing to a transformative era where innovation and creativity truly knows no bounds. With an economic shift happening before our eyes as brands start to enter the digital world of fashion, young minds like myself have the ability to see past the novelty of it all as we begin to seek new ways to push the boundaries of what fashion once was.
In my collection “In Vino Veritas” I chose to intertwine heritage and traditional Italian tailoring with bespoke contours, weaving wools through a modern canvas, digitally sculpting my garments on CLO3D. My desire to blend tradition with digital tools springs from a deep passion to push fashion's limits and teach myself new relevant skills. It's an overall expression of my dedication to breaking boundaries, embracing innovation, and charting a transformative course for the industry.
The lack of use of digital tools in educating students sparked my interest in using CLO3D in my own collection. Seeing students from other universities inspired me to learn and teach myself these tools, as they were not part of our curriculum. After hours, I experimented with toiling digital garments for my collection while also sewing physical garments as a way to finalize minor adjustments. I found it important to educate myself on new emerging technologies as I prepared to enter the industry.
My graduate collection is heavily reliant on research. Fashion is, after all, simply the reinvention of old ideas, carefully curated to appear new and fresh. I drew inspiration from traditional Italian tailoring, Victorian corsetry, and Scottish heritage to create a modern collection with nods to the Y2K era. Denim and cotton pinstripes were used to give the collection a tailored feel, while triangular silhouettes, oversized pieces, and deconstructed elements gave it a more casual feel. The overall Business Core aesthetic my collection has, is in part due to the range of fabrics chosen.