Anthony Oyer
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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Contributor Names
Oyer, Anthony (Creator, Designer)
2023 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Anthony Oyer. Presented on September 12, 2023 at 'Uni/Versal: Design MFA Showcase.'
M.F.A. in Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2023.
Department: Fashion Design
Artist's Statement
Inspired by two worlds—fantasy and history—Anthony Oyer merges past with present through silhouettes taken from historical references and fantastical stories. His is a viewpoint formed while growing up in a small Midwestern town, watching old films and exploring antique stores. Oyer’s deepest desire is to make his wearer smile. His muse is one who wears their finest to the grocery store and diamonds while taking a bath. His universe is a place where more is always welcomed.
About this Collection:
Clothing is the costume with which we shield ourselves from the outside world as we slip into the different characters of our lives. For his thesis collection entitled “Regina,” clothing as armor is a central theme. Anthony explores the wardrobes of his favorite women throughout history and how they personified their values through their garments. Corsetry represents the armor we wear for the everyday, draping the fluidity of our personas, and embellishments the true nature of one’s inner self.
Moving Image
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Masters theses
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FIT Repository ID: fd_mfa_000020
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Uni/Versal: Fashion Design MFA 2023 Graduate Showcase


Oyer, A. (2023). Regina. FIT Institutional Repository.
Oyer, Anthony. Regina. 2023. FIT Digital Repository,
Oyer, Anthony. "Regina." FIT Digital Repository, 2023.