For the last 8 weeks I've been in a 2nd class at Apparel Arts called Design Principles and Fashion History. Taught by Suzy Furrer, the founder of the school, we went through many exercises to identify what shapes and colors we are drawn to as designers. We identified our target market, wrote a mission statement and designed a logo. The final project was to design an 8 piece collection.
I wanted to explore making clothes for gender non-conforming folks. I wanted it to be inclusive, with space for people who would be coming to it from different angles.
We had our class presentations Tuesday and I enjoyed the conversations that we had in class around my collection. We discussed sizing, I like the idea of 1, 2, 3, 4. We discussed who would like the clothes and where they might wear them. My class members told me which pieces they would like to wear themselves and how they would personalize them. I heard that folks would like to see this collection exist.
A friend suggested that I post it. Here is it, Muse first, the collection, then all the supporting info.