Thesis Collection

Megan Hollister
Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)

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Thesis Collection
Contributor Names
Hollister, Megan (Creator, Designer)
Scott, Tom (Thesis advisor)
Summary/Artist's Statement
Coming from a very small town and being very shy, design was a way to show who I was and express myself. I taught myself how to sew and I would create my own clothes to wear to school using very elegant fabrics. I have used my time at FIT to take the Haute Couture certificate program and use what I have learned in those courses in all of my designs. My designs and ideas are very unique, always looking for a way to take a design and make it sophisticated and elegant while adding in Haute Couture principles such as embellishments or construction details. My career aspiration is Haute Couture evening wear and bridal design.
Image 1: This collection is inspired by Faberge Eggs and The Romanov Dynasty and is an exploration of my deep interest in haute couture techniques and embellishments. The ensemble includes a hand-ruffled cape, crepe bodice, sheer chiffon, and organza overskirt, and satin pants highlighting self-made flowers at the side seam and hem.
Image 2: Side view of satin-backed crepe bodice displaying the floor-length sleeves. The outer sleeve showcases hand-crafted flowers. Satin pants display the custom flowers at seam and ankle.
Image 3: Back view showcasing the upper bodice novelty fabric. Floor length exaggerated satin backed crepe sleeves embellished with multiple colors of satin flowers. Gold satin pants with flower accents.
Image 4: Closeup details of the metallic organza cape designed using 30 yards of self-created and individually sewn ruffles onto the crepe with gold clasp closure on the front.
Image 5: Full view of floor length exaggerated sleeves displaying the inner and outer sleeve fabrics. The satin back crepe pants embellished with crepe flowers along hem and side seam.
Video: Video demonstrating the movement of the garments. The flow of the exaggerated sleeves along with the movement of the ruffled cape and overskirt in motion.
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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_0181


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