Thesis Collection: Boundaries

Hannah Shores
Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)

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Thesis Collection: Boundaries
Contributor Names
Shores, Hannah (Creator, Designer)
Scott, Tom (Thesis advisor)
Summary/Artist's Statement
As a designer, I have always been inspired by the way clothing can have so much beauty, while also having so much intention. I design with the intention to break away from my own comfort zones, and to consistently work toward an evolution of self-exploration. I design because it is my outlet to express my genuine self, and because I am incredibly astounded by the ability clothing has to make a person feel completely and unapologetically themselves.
Image 1: The "Boundaries" collection is inspired by a feeling of leaving comfort zones and defying personal boundaries. It focuses on the idea of how a garment can be transformed by adding and taking away different components, and how texture and conceptual embellishment can provide freedom and spontaneity in movement.
Image 2: Removable leather components are embellished by hand with metal chain, studs, and glass beads. The pieces are detachable with snaps and a double end separating zipper.
Image 3: Asymmetric varsity jacket is made of a mix of angora wool and lambskin. Details include a three-piece raglan sleeve, double welt pockets, and a hidden snap front closure.
Image 4: Nylon tulle top is hand beaded with glass beads and constructed with French seams.
Image 5: Straight leg leather trouser is patterned asymmetrically, consisting of 40 different pieces, creating a distinctive patchwork design on each front and back pant leg.
Video: Jacket can be built upon with additional pieces, customized by the wearer. This allows for the freedom to grow and transform.
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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_0189


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