Sabor a mí, Sabor a tí

Valeria Watson
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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Sabor a mí, Sabor a tí
Contributor Names
Watson, Valeria (Creator, Designer)
2023 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Valeria Watson. 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
Valeria Watson is a multidisciplinary artist and fashion designer based in New York City. She designs and constructs expressive, colorful, and playful garments that celebrate the bodies that carry them. Inspired by her Mexican-American heritage, her concepts are rooted in personal memories and are imbued with the traditional craft of Mexico. Collaged silhouettes, bold volumes, upcycled materials, and graphical prints are key characteristics that define her work and create collections that invite all to join in the celebration.
About this Collection:
Mexico and the United States have a long history of population migration over a shared border leading to a rich cross-cultural blend of cultures. This collection, “Sabor a mí, Sabor a tí,” explores my own multicultural heritage as half-American and half-Mexican. Through hand weaving and digital prints plucked from childhood photographs, I used this collection to tell my family’s migration history between the two countries and to record the stories that have been passed down through generations.
Moving Image
Still Image
Fashion shows
Fashion photographs
Masters theses
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FIT Repository ID: fd_mfa_000032
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Uni/Versal: Fashion Design MFA 2023 Graduate Showcase


Watson, V. (2023). Sabor a mí, Sabor a tí. FIT Institutional Repository.
Watson, Valeria. Sabor a Mí, Sabor a Tí. 2023. FIT Digital Repository,
Watson, Valeria. "Sabor a Mí, Sabor a Tí." FIT Digital Repository, 2023.