Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Experimental Design Final

With the inspiration of our final project being our choice, I looked for an experimental material I could use to "repurpose" and give a new look.  Thanks to Brittany B at work, she shared with me a technique she learned form her school; ironing plastic bags together to melt them and they create a new textile!  Here's my project

Sunday, June 12, 2011

VitaminWater Challenge: May 2011

I was asked to join four other AI students to participate in the VitaminWater Challenge contest in May 2011.  We were to design a look inspired by a flavor of VitaminWater and to present the look in the first part if the Mercury Fashion Show along with 5 seasoned designers including Seth Aaron, winner of Project Runway, who was also showcasing a VitaminWater piece.  My best friend Rachael won the $1000 prize for her paper-bag waist pants with a graphic pink pinstripe and silk chiffon top with charmeuse front panel!!  It was a great experience and I am so happy that I was asked to participate in the contest and got to have a real look at the overall production of a fashion show!!

- Taylor

Drew and I after the show

My parents

Rachael and I with our backstage passes

My Mom and Seth Aaron

Me, Tiffany, Trinh, Rachael and Jace: The AI design team!

Tabata wearing my designs!

My flavor inspiration: VitaminWater XXX

The motorcycle jacket is made of wool.  On the shoulders and back there is some hand woven details and silk piping.

The dress is a made of jersey

Here are the 5 AI designers' models backstage before the show

On the RUNWAY!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fit to Print!!

This is from the dress rehearsal, video from the actual show was my model's bopping up and down

Derrick L, my "Fit to Print" partner in crime!

My parents and my brother!

Dad and I

Derrick's "Take-out box" and hat

Rachael, Derrick and me after the show

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fit to Print Preview!

Here is a little sneak peak at the shoes I made for the Art Institute of Portland Fashion Show, "Fit to Print".  Derrick Lepin and I have a look going down the runway in the first Act of this amazing show! 

May 25, 2011 Red Bull Showcase



I designed and made the look on the right!!  My lovely model is Emily T!!

My look was made from the linings of old Red Bull hoodies, A NY Red Bulls Men's soccer jersey from Adidas, and some other Red Bull products from Adidas!