Thesis Collection

Ilene Rodriguez-Delarosa
Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)

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Thesis Collection
Contributor Names
Rodriguez-Delarosa, Ilene (Creator, Designer)
Lindenthal, Philippa (Thesis advisor)
Summary/Artist's Statement
I have always been able to think creatively and outside the box. When I started college as a fashion design major, I was pretty much lost. But throughout my four years, I can honestly say that I know who I am, not just as a designer but as a person. My designs over this period reflect my growth, aesthetically and mentally. I describe my aesthetic as minimalistic luxury with a dash of essential and cool comfort. This reflects my personality; very down to earth and laid back, yet here to claim all my divine goodness! Designing for me is freeing and fun. It is such a good feeling knowing you designed something that was authentically you. Over the years, it's become very personal to me. I don't design just for me, I design for those who support me and continue to believe in me, which drives me to keep going.
Image 1: Charming ivory stretched satin dress. Divine feminine energy revealed in peacefulness and tranquility found in solitude. Back glimpse while gazing into nature. Full shaped shirring and thin straps.
Image 2: Grounded under the weeping willow tree. Bountiful fullness displayed while in seiza pose.
Image 3: Emerging in full boom, with grace under the cherry blossom tree.
Image 4: Ivory dress in bloom with narcissus poetics daffodil. Divine energy of harmonious rebirth and new beginnings.
Image 5: Divine feminine in full bloom.
Video: High frequency energy, full of love, acceptance and not taking life too seriously. I am a divine feminine. I am divine.
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Course/Degree Information
Program/Degree: Fashion Design BFA
Specialization: Sportswear
Professor: Philippa Lindenthal
Academic semester: Spring 2021
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FIT Repository ID: fof_2021_0170


Rodriguez-Delarosa, I. (2021). Thesis Collection. FIT Institutional Repository.
Rodriguez-Delarosa, Ilene. Thesis Collection. 2021. FIT Digital Repository,
Rodriguez-Delarosa, Ilene. "Thesis Collection." FIT Digital Repository, 2021.