The inspiration is the interaction of our geometric interruptions to the organic.
Encourages to be thoughtful consumers: be more aware of what we buy and why.
Be aware of how you live. Live thoughtfully. Hold onto items longer - toss less. Mind how you live. Mind how you are. Mind how you go.
The inspiration for the construction and every seam comes from a simple hinge. The initial ideation was using found objects and figuring out how to fabricate them using a different material - leather. The materials include black Newbuck leather, copper tubing, a wooden closure and wax thread. This bag was entirely hand sitched.
This tote is derived from my concept line VERSA | FORM. The bag features deep purple suede and a pop color of pink/blue silk. A T-Base construction was used along with sturdy panels which allow the bag to fold into itself.
This is the process and final product of my second wearable shoe that I've made. The boot was biased off one of the designs from my collection Moves With.
A collection of concept footwear that features unique links which move with each step you take - footwear that encourages movement. Also, exhibiting my rendering skills.
The collection SOURCE for A/W 2014/15 is a footwear collection. The source is the reason for something’s existence. Where you’ve been makes up who you are and your path always leads back to the source.
Shoes tell a story. Where you’ve been makes up who you are, the shoes help you to travel the path that stems from the source.
First a brand was developed - Wilderness Approved. Along with the brand a persona and type of camping they would encounter was determined. Then the decision to design a First Aid Kit was made. Next came research, then testing. Ideation brought the final design.
This project was done for Sewing Technologies Accessory Design class. The course taught all the methods of working with leather, one that came of interest to me is called trapunto. Trapunto is a technique where you take a shape and cover it in a material to give a raised effect. I wanted to use this technique three dimensionally.
The three pieces are a case for a tablet, a pen holder, and a key fob. The design process involved research of inspiration and materials, sketching, patterning, sampling, then construction. All three pieces used a black pigskin, grey wool, and chip-board (internal).
The case uses the three-dimensional trapunto as space for the cord of the tablet to go in to. There is a zipper on the opposite side lined with grey wool. The wool reappears to line the geometrical trapunto. This piece is the main one of the tree and starts off the design elements that follow into the next two.
The pen holder has pouches for the pens then, using magnets, folds up into the same triangle seen on the other two accessories. The wool makes an appearance as trim again to keep a cohesive design language between the three accessories.
The key fob is a scaled down version of the case. Fits nicely into ones hand and is a nice addition to anyone’s keys. The decision to have the wool be more prominent, was to differentiate from the case be equally as strong
Design a grill and tool set for a selected luxury brand. Tumi, a high-end luggage brand, was the selected brand. A grill, basing brush, tongs/spatula tool, and a caring case for the tools were design biased off Tumi's most recent Tumi+Ducati line of luggage.
VERSA | FORM The function that something uses to transform and be versatile.
Take the design of function. Function is the form. The function is the ability to transform. The ability to transform makes something versatile. Versatility becomes the form.
VERSA |FORM is a concept line of handbags with focuses on function, transformation, and versatility.
A two-part shoe was designed to accommodate multiple activities. The three activities chosen were for when one is running, going in water, or hiking. The idea was that this shoe would be for someone who is traveling and would like to, but cannot carry more than one pair of shoes.