Sarah Maazouz
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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Maazouz, Sarah (Creator, Designer)
2022 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Sarah Maazouz. 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.
Artist's Statement
"THE OBSERVER" serves as a reflection of the value of physical presence within modern culture. Garments are constructed as extensions of the body where physical form is used to disrupt patterns of routine interaction and provoke an "awakening" of the wearer. The collection materializes light and color phenomenon through lace, pleating techniques, and diffraction gratings; ultimately expanding the presence of the physical body's boundary into the environment in which it exists. At what point do we stop blindly existing? Or is this a reality we accept?
With a practice rooted in exploration and experimentation, Sarah Maazouz uses scientific phenomena as a vehicle to enhance human perception and challenge the limits of physical form. Maazouz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, and works at the intersection of fundamental science and human experience to bring her garments to life. Throughout both process and outcome, she aims to trigger a spirit of curiosity and inquisition. Maazouz was honored as a 2021 CFDA Geoffrey Beene Finalist and a 2022 Bob Fisch Scholar.
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Maazouz, S. (2022). THE OBSERVER [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository.
Maazouz, Sarah. THE OBSERVER. 2022. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository,
Maazouz, Sarah. "THE OBSERVER." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2022.