Thesis Collection

Sara Alipour
Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)

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Thesis Collection
Contributor Names
Alipour, Sara (Creator, Designer)
Scott, Tom (Thesis advisor)
Summary/Artist's Statement
In 2015 I moved to the United States with big aspirations, dreams and hopes since I come from a country where I wasn't able to follow my goals. I graduated in metallurgical engineering in Tehran just to realize that engineering doesn't meet my ambitions. When I was 11 years old, I designed my own gown for my brother's wedding; I sketched it, picked a fabric, and had it sewn by a tailor. That's how it all started – I was very passionate about the arts, especially fashion design. Hence, I decided in 2016 to apply to FIT, my dream university, to get a fashion design degree. Seeing my imagination in real life and being able to create something that only exists in my mind is always joyful and makes me proud of myself. I chose sportswear as my specialization because it gives me a wide range of design possibilities so I don't have to limit myself. To me, sportswear tastes like freedom!
Image 1: My collection is inspired by my Iranian heritage, and juxtaposes elements of Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution.
Image 2: Two-in-one double-faced wool jacket in purple with a singular charcoal sleeve.
Image 3: Collage of double-layered jacket in two pieces.
Image 4: Pale blue organza top is hand-embroidered with charcoal strips in abstracted Farsi alphabet. Top worn with double-layered ankle-length pants.
Image 5: Asymmetric short purple jacket worn on its own.
Still Image
Moving Image
Course/Degree Information
Program/Degree: Fashion Design BFA
Specialization: Sportswear
Professor: Tom Scott
Academic semester: Spring 2021
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FIT Repository ID: fof_2021_0175


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