Thesis Collection: Expression of Intersectionalities

Mariana Gomez-Navarro
Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)

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Thesis Collection: Expression of Intersectionalities
Contributor Names
Gomez-Navarro, Mariana (Creator, Designer)
Scott, Tom (Thesis advisor)
Summary/Artist's Statement
In second grade I woke up one day with the idea of an off the shoulder ball gown, and that was the exact day I began to design clothes. My grandmother was a designer in Costa Rica and I wanted to follow in her footsteps. I chose sportswear because I feel that I can best express my ideas through this specialization. It allows me to design with structure as well as fluidity. I like to use personal experiences to help inspire me in my design process. Being an immigrant has helped shape my design aesthetic. I like to mix workwear with business attire, as well as designing without the restrictions that gender provides. Representation is important to me, and through my designs I feel that I tell my story as a Latinx immigrant, and my hope is that other Latinx immigrants will be able to see themselves represented through my work.
Image 1: "Expression of Intersectionalities" is inspired the experience of a gender-fluid Latinx immigrant, as well as blue collar jobs vs. white collar opportunities. The saying "Lo que es para ti nadie te lo quita" translates as: what is meant for you no one can take away.
Image 2: Silk/wool mechanics all-in-one, worn with silk organza PVC applique apron and wool padded half blazer.
Image 3: Front view
Image 4: Silk/wool mechanics all-in-one.
Image 5: Side profile of padded half blazer tied with apron straps.
Video: Apron with words sewn on saying "Lo que es para ti nadie te lo quita"
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_0180


Gomez-Navarro, M. (2021). Thesis Collection: Expression of Intersectionalities. FIT Institutional Repository.
Gomez-Navarro, Mariana. Thesis Collection: Expression of Intersectionalities. 2021. FIT Digital Repository,
Gomez-Navarro, Mariana. "Thesis Collection: Expression of Intersectionalities." FIT Digital Repository, 2021.