Morgan Cardwell
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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Contributor Names
Cardwell, Morgan (Creator, Designer)
2023 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Morgan Cardwell. 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
North Carolina-born Morgan Cardwell received her BFA from North Carolina State University before pursuing an MFA in Fashion Design from FIT. Her biophilic designs convey a symbiosis between human existence and the natural world, influencing patterns and textures. Her signatures include fluid contours and detailed craft created through a combination of traditional techniques and new technology. Her work centers around the vast range of human emotions, states of interconnectedness and the intensity of lived experiences.
About this Collection:
Morgan Cardwell’s “Lamella” explores the intrinsic connection between humans and the natural world as expressed through fractal patterns, natural imagery, and topographic textiles. Taking inspiration from the forms and patterns of fungi, flora, fluidity, and land contours, this collection seeks to explore what makes us human: our emotions. Empathy, awe, and curiosity act as a lens to view our interconnection with the world around us.
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FIT Repository ID: fd_mfa_000030
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Uni/Versal: Fashion Design MFA 2023 Graduate Showcase


Cardwell, M. (2023). Lamella. FIT Institutional Repository.
Cardwell, Morgan. Lamella. 2023. FIT Digital Repository,
Cardwell, Morgan. "Lamella." FIT Digital Repository, 2023.