MODULAR COLLECTION DESIGN | MODULE | TRANSFORMATION
Transformative Bloom, 2018
Co-designer: Taryn McMahon
The purpose of this research is to explore transformable design by integrating the concept of modularity and engineering prints. Inspired by hydrangeas, the challenge of this design was to create modules that can not only be combined independently in a variety of ways to create garments, but also function as closures to join engineering printed fabrics to create dynamic and changeable surface designs.
The Sun Shines Through, 2018
This design focused on exploring modular shapes that can be used to create fitted garments combined with digitally printed fabric for dramatic surface. One flower modular shape was created first. By gradually increasing the size of the modular shapes to fit the measurements of a dress-form, those modules could be interlocked together to create a fitted dress. An image was edited in Adobe Photoshop and digitally printed on silk charmeuse fabric to create the final design.
Lenticular Flow, 2018
Co-designer: Kyung Hee Choi
2019 ATEXINC Award for Excellence in Marketable Textile Design- Professional Level, ITAA 2019 Juried Design Exhibition.
This design focused on exploring modules that can be used to create fitted garments combined with digitally printed fabric. One modular shape inspired by betta fish was created first. By gradually increasing the size of the modular shapes, those modules interlocked together to create a fitted top with lenticular fabric. A print was developed and digitally printed on silk charmeuse to create the skirt.
Lenticular Dress, 2018
Co-designer: Kyung Hee Choi
This design focused on exploring modules that can be used to create fitted garments with digitally printing. A motif was developed based on a plankton image using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Aftereffect computer software. The motif was then printed on a hexagon-based module and hand cut out from the outline of plankton motif. Each hexagon module was also hand cut from a blue lenticular fabric and then joined together to make a bodice with a halter neck. The modules with plankton motifs were added to the neckline and the hemline of the dress to create surface details.
Transformative Doily, 2018
Co-designer: Kendra Lapolla
Best of Show, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Design Showcase & Exhibition.
For this design, a cocktail dress was formed with the two modular shapes inspired by historical doilies. When multiple shapes combined, the overlapping petals from each piece generated a three-dimensional effect. These modular pieces could easily be transformed into a variety of looks, allowing for personalization.
Transformable Blossom, 2019
2019 Claire Shaeffer Award for Outstanding Marketable Design, ITAA 2019 Juried Design Exhibition.
The goal of this design was to create a modular garment which could be easily transformed by consumers. A flower module was created using inspiration from the art of Chinese paper cutting. A dress pattern was then drafted on Optitex and the edges were used for joining the modular pieces. The design can be worn as a sheath dress or transformed to be different looks by attaching the modular shapes provided.
United in Love, 2019
United in Love is inspired by the existence of the United Nations organization and the aim of its members to foster cooperation and maintain worldwide peace and security. The UN’s directive is to act as a united people; to put aside cultural and linguistic differences in recognition of larger, unifying characteristics for the betterment of the world. I constructed the top in sections with each piece the same silhouette of people holding hands to represent social equality. The color blue symbolizes this unity and peace. The skirt is in multiple colors to represent the rainbow of races and cultures around the world.