Homeland is Just a Memory
Johanna Luisa Orlowski
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)
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Homeland is Just a Memory
2022 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Johanna Luisa Orlowski. Presented on June 8, 2022 at 'Unbound: Fashion Design MFA Showcase.'
M.F.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2022.
Department: Fashion Design.
Johanna's designs are rooted in a sustainable approach, which is the most prominent and recurring element of her work. With sustainability as the leading compass of her creations, she also plays with the notion of being an immigrant. She finds inspiration in the past to create very personal and unique pieces by using discarded fabrics and garments that she transforms into new unisex pieces of clothing. Layering is a technique she often incorporates and interprets in a variety of ways. In this collection the pieces are interchangeable. There are no set outfits or rules on how to wear them.
Johanna Luisa Orlowski was born in Germany and raised in Ukraine. She moved to Berlin in her 20s where she became highly skilled at tailoring and decided to study fashion design in order to develop her craft. After working for a few years she decided it was the right time for graduate school. Currently, she is both finishing her M.A. in Berlin with Hussein Chalayan as her supervising professor and her M.F.A. at FIT in New York where she resides with her husband.
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Orlowski, J. L. (2022). Homeland is Just a Memory [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7575
Orlowski, Johanna Luisa. Homeland is Just a Memory. 2022. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7575
Orlowski, Johanna Luisa. "Homeland is Just a Memory." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2022. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7575