The Urban Diver

Yitong Liu
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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The Urban Diver
Contributor Names
Liu, Yitong (Creator, Designer)
2023 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Yitong Liu. 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
Yitong Liu is a ready-to-wear fashion designer whose style is inspired by her passions for athletics, nature, and social causes. With a professional background in free diving, she brings a deep appreciation of precision to her fashion work, whether in designs, craftsmanship, cuts, or performance-driven textiles that she applies to traditional suiting. Ultimately, Liu's goal is to create garments that not only functionally express a new take on active living but also capture the emotional implications of the times within which we live.
About this Collection:
“The Urban Diver” is a collection that aims to design hybrid garments that blur the lines between formal and athletic wear while catering to the needs of free divers with robust social lives. Asymmetric patterns inspired by the ocean and water currents mixed with tailored suiting styles to express the beauty of diving as an experience but also serve to bridge the gap between functionality and luxury. This collection is Liu’s love letter to freediving and fashion, merging athleticism and luxury with ocean-inspired designs.
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FIT Repository ID: fd_mfa_000023
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Uni/Versal: Fashion Design MFA 2023 Graduate Showcase


Liu, Y. (2023). The Urban Diver. FIT Institutional Repository.
Liu, Yitong. The Urban Diver. 2023. FIT Digital Repository,
Liu, Yitong. "The Urban Diver." FIT Digital Repository, 2023.