Thesis Collection: Collection GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein)

Emily Omesi
Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)

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Thesis Collection: Collection GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein)
Contributor Names
Omesi, Emily (Creator, Designer)
Scott, Tom (Thesis advisor)
Summary/Artist's Statement
Ever since I was very young, I would say I wanted to be a fashion designer. When I turned 15 my mother gifted me my first sewing machine, and I have used this tool every day since. Fashion and creating are truly my favorite activities and my entire life. I am a very focused and self-driven person and student – I am always aiming to better my craft and learn as much as possible. I chose sportswear as my concentration as it is the most diverse variation of fashion; there is active-wear, high-end sportswear, streetwear, knits, etc. I would describe my aesthetic as modern-sporty-tailored silhouettes, with elements of couture techniques and embellishments. I am drawn to interesting seams and organic forms.
Image 1: Collection GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein), is inspired by my brother's medical research, mixed with Victorian children's clothing, and pediatric medicine. It is an experiment with manipulating textiles/shapes in innovative ways to fit diverse body types. There are built-in layers, from base pieces to dresses and conceptual accessories.
Image 2: Silk organza pin-a-fore dress, bloomers, and fingerless gloves. The dress is secured with a silk organza bow and has 2,500 handmade glow-in-the-dark plexi-dip embroidered stamens.
Image 3: Model stands in the dark wearing silk organza pin-a-fore dress that shows glow-in-the-dark stamen embroidery design.
Image 4: Collage with an image of model wearing matching mask.
Image 5: Back view of model wearing silk organza pin-a-fore dress, fastened with silk organza ties.Video: The model turns wearing silk organza pin-a-fore dress, bloomers, fingerless gloves, and spandex bikini bottoms with ties that wrap around legs. The dress has a glow-in-the-dark stamen textile design.
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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_0186


Omesi, E. (2021). Thesis Collection: Collection GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein). FIT Institutional Repository.
Omesi, Emily. Thesis Collection: Collection GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein). 2021. FIT Digital Repository,
Omesi, Emily. "Thesis Collection: Collection GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein)." FIT Digital Repository, 2021.