Sentiment Dilemma

Zhendong (Samson) Jiang
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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Sentiment Dilemma
Contributor Names
Jiang, Zhendong (Samson) (Creator, Designer)
2022 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Zhendong (Samson) Jiang. 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
Forty years after deconstruction shocked the world, the coronavirus pandemic, ethnic barriers, and wars tore us apart. People are getting confused, as if the impulse is still in their heart but cannot find the direction. Such a "Sentiment Dilemma" unintentionally reveals reconstruction. It has the same form as deconstruction but in the opposite direction. Not to show the rifts, but to hide and heal. By adding wrinkles, folds, and silk organza, the boundaries of the deconstructed clothes are blurred and a state of coexistence is created. Hidden in the folds of jackets and dresses to indicate a process of reconstruction, fabric flowers bloom and try to heal the broken garments and soften the rough structures.
Born in China, Samson Jiang studied fashion design in New York and Florence. Beginning with the simple idea of expressing people's feelings through clothes, Samson Jiang focuses on the contradictions of human feelings and how the effects of fabrics relate to those sentiments. Samson's designs transform feelings into a calm philosophy of life with poetic design language. It is sensitive, fragile, balanced and intimate.
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Unbound: Fashion Design MFA Showcase


Jiang, Z. (. (2022). Sentiment Dilemma [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository.
Jiang, Zhendong (Samson). Sentiment Dilemma. 2022. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository,
Jiang, Zhendong (Samson). "Sentiment Dilemma." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2022.