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THE CORNELL FASHION COLLECTIVE

28TH ANNUAL RUNWAY SHOW SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012


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The Cornell Fashion Collective, originally known as the Cornell Design League, was founded in 1984 by Onslo Carrington (‘88) and Laura Russell (‘88). This student-run organization produces an annual runway show to serve as a platform for displaying the original fashion work of Cornell students and to highlight the management skills of its members. Over the past 28 years, the Cornell Fashion Collective has grown and evolved, constantly pushing forward while remaining true to its purpose of showcasing the work of students who represent the future of the fashion industry. In honor of the members who have paved the way for us, the Cornell Fashion Collective would like to present our twenty-eighth annual fashion show to demonstrate the growth and progress of student designers over the course of their Cornell careers.


THANK YOU OUR SHOW WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL SPONSORS:

/Jose Chan ///NY Fashion & Retail Association  /John & Holly Lutz ///Family of Brittany Lutz /Peter Cortle ///Life Changing Apparel (LCA) /Mort Bishop ///Pendleton Woolen Mills /The Cornell Store ///Boots Cosmetics /Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation /Esther Chang ///Forever 21 /The Bartels Family /Rent the Runway /Matt Nastos


EXECUTIVE BOARD 2011-2012 PRESIDENT // Brittany Lutz VP OF EVENT // Kourtney Parchment VP OF PUBLICITY // Amanda Morse VP OF MODELS & DESIGNERS // Katie Elks VP OF GRAPHICS // Danielle Czirmer SECRETARY // Emily Fipphen FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER // Carley Campbell STUDENT ADVISOR // Lucy Howat FACULTY ADVISOR & MASTER OF CEREMONIES//

Professor Van Dyk Lewis FACULTY ADVISOR// Professor Anita Racine

(Left to right: Emily Fipphen, Katie Elks, Brittany Lutz, Kourtney Parchment, Danielle Czirmer, Carley Campbell, Amanda Morse, Lucy Howat)


PENDLETON SCHOLARSHIP TEAM PENDLETON 2012/ A juxtaposition of the past and present, this collection represents an abstraction of traditional Americana aesthetics paired with modern reinterpretations of collegiate classics. // Drawing heavily on timeless Ivy League staples such as letterman jackets and baseball uniforms, a sports-wear influence can be seen throughout. The casual nonchalance of the student lifestyle undercuts the attitude of the line, exemplified by unconventional pairings of loungewear with outerwear that project a confident indifference. // The Cornell Pendleton man is a nostalgic forward-thinker; his wardrobe speaks of the past, alluding to American roots in a modern and youthful vocabulary. MANAGEMENT:

(Left to right: Lea Freni, Jocelyn Wu, Holly Meyers, Kim Phoenix)

DESIGN:

Executive: Lexi Nastos

Head of Production: Lea Freni

Associate Director: Whitney McMullin

Technical Designer: Kim Phoenix

PR & Sales: Marissa Cirlin Creative Advisor: Katherine Elks

Sourcing and Design: Jocelyn Wu Holly Meyers Accesories Designer: Grace Choi

Faculty Advisor: Professor Susan Ashdown

Conceptualists: Lulu Mu Caroline Delson


CORNELL DESIGN AWARD HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION

FIRST PLACE SECOND PLACE Alex D. Yarally New York, NY

Alyssa Kim Paramus, NJ

THIRD PLACE Yea Weon Kim Washington, CT


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FIRST LEVEL

DESIGNERS


(Left to right: Nicole Fitzsimmons, Vince Ahn, Stephanie Gitto, Chris Au, Ellen Pyne, Brandon Wen, Lily Wolens, Paige Kozak, Benjamin Lam, Laura Zwanziger, Candy Ji, Blake Uretsky & Clara Chon. Not pictured: Heidi Schmitt, Lindsay Rosenblum, Madeline Jones, Marianne Dorado & Roberto Soto)

Ellen Pyne Nicole Fitzsimmons Benjamin Lam Stephanie Gitto and Heidi Schmitt Candy Ji Chris Au Clara Chon Lindsay Rosenblum Paige Kozak Madeline Jones Blake Uretsky Laura Zwanziger Marianne Dorado Vince Ahn and Roberto Soto Lily Wolens Brandon Wen


2 SECOND LEVEL

DESIGNERS


(Left to right: Abby Spatz, Madeline Miles, Justine Lee, Sam Scheinman, Julia Shapiro, Holly Meyers & Lesley Young. Not pictured: Stephen Love, Dale Kinney)

Sam Scheinman Lesley Young Julia Shapiro Stephen Love Madeline Miles Holly Meyers Abby Spatz Dale Kinney Justine Lee


3 THIRD LEVEL

DESIGNERS


TO WONDER//

CAROLINE DELSON

“TO WONDER” is about a process of discovery and marvel. The foundation of the collection is inspired by Western men’s dress conventions and art by Jan Dibbets. Meta-inspiration is from The Darjeeling Limited, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and music from Brazil, Alabama, and Hong Kong. It’s a Utopian dream, a story of brotherhood, an examination of the other. It’s sacred. It’s about travel, time, maturity, expectation, longing, sweet and salty snacks, and the most beautiful tradition of friendship bracelets. Really – it is just a men’s summer collection. Caroline Delson would like to thank her models, Sharemony, the FSAD faculty, her academic advisor, and Jamie, Jenny and Ira for their unwavering support. This collection is dedicated to Carol.

ASCENSION// Ascension is about capturing the moment of purity where creation is not yet defined by commodity or haunted by its own demise. It is an experiment on organic forms wrapping around the body, mimicking and distorting, toying between what is revealed and what is left an illusion.

CHRISTINA AGUILAR

Christina Aguilar would like to thank her family and friends for their support, her models, Apparel Design faculty, and everyone who helped make the long nights in studio more fun.

UNDERNEATH THE ALLIGATORS// “Underneath the Alligators” is a collection inspired by my research involving the origin and evolution of the “prep,” and its subversion by punk counterculture during the 1970s. The collection title references the recognizable Lacoste logo, strives to explore the unexpected correlation between these two disparate subcultures through the narrative of a rebellious young woman.

ANURADHA LINGALA

Anuradha Lingala would like to thank her family for their constant support in all endeavors and dreams. She would also like to thank fellow FSAD students for their friendship, help, and encouragement in everything done together.


LES MERVEILLEUSES// Les Merveilleuses is about the combination of water and fabric. My inspiration developed from Parisian women in the late 1700s and early 1880s who were known for wearing sheer, white chemises that they dampened to cling to their bodies, accentuating their womanly shape. From this I became interested in the effects of water on fabric and created my collection based on the shapes, volumes, and feelings fabric had submersed in or out of the water.. Rachel Kuhns would like to thank her Mom, Dad and Alex.

RACHEL KUHNS

NJEHRINGE// “Njehringe� is the Wollof word for worth. This collection is about appreciating the value of locally produced African textiles. It castigates the constant mislabeling of mass-produced Dutch wax prints as African fashion and embraces textiles that are designed and produced on the continent. The collection explores and modernizes traditional African silhouettes and textiles. Matilda Ceesay would like to thank Cornell Council for the Arts for funding her CFC line.

MATILDA CEESAY

KUMIHO// KUMIHO is about the elevation of basic shapes through texture and fabric manipulation. The collection explores the intersection of Korean folktales about seductive, wicked fox spirits and East Asian animation. Combining animalistic themes with the mechanistic and technological, KUMIHO is a presentation of graphic pieces for the spirited woman. Matthew Gottesman would like to thank the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and his family.

MATTHEW GOTTESMAN


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FOURTH LEVEL

DESIGNERS


SARA YIN

SUYOUNG MIN

SINEW//

DARK ROMANCE//

Emphasis on the idea of decomposition and decay with reference to musculature. The manipulation of fabrics to reflect the disintegration of surfaces to reveal internal structures. Clean contemporary silhouettes with a focus on separates. Interpretations on American sportswear with heightened basics. The minimalist’s exploration into embellishment. The collection targets women well-versed in fashion with an affinity for luxury and appreciation for handwork.

Dark Romance is a Fall 2012 Ready-ToWear Collection. The color palette and the silhouettes were Inspired by the mood and architecture of the Gothic Cathedrals in Italy of the high and late medieval period. This collection mirrors the severity of the columns and the intricate details of the cathedrals with a modern twist working with separates and evening wear all made with the focus on luxury materials and old craftsmanship.

Sara Yin would like to thank her parents, friends and professors.

Suyoung Min would like to thank her mom and dad for their love and support, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, and lastly her models, for working her clothes.


AMELIA BROWN

EMILY PARKINSON

NOVENA//

ANVIL//

Amelia Brown presents Novena, a collection of joyous luxury. Lush fabrics appear in spiced and splashing color, set against the pure calm of white. Here there is dignity and laughter. Inspired by the cut of monasterial garments and the colors of tropical architecture, Novena is exuberant elegance.

Wrought iron inspires ANVIL: intricately patterned gates, structural iron forms, heavy metal locks and keys, and the interplay between these pieces and their environments. Wrought iron is precisely detailed but also created by individual hands. In keeping with this duality of metalwork, I merged the very exact technology of laser cutting with handpainted and embellished textiles. ANVIL blurs the lines between jewelry, garments, architecture, and fashion by creating artifacts that adorn the body.

Amelia Brown would like to thank the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund/Geoffrey Beene Foundation for her scholarship and the fashion department professors for their support.

Emily Parkinson would like to thank Cornell Council for the Arts, the Human Ecology Alumni Association, fellow FSADers for their design consultations, companionship and continuous support, her lovely models for their time, Samantha for her insightful advice, Jeffrey for mixing her tunes, and her wonderful mom and sister for their loving support.


MAGGIE DIMMICK

LIZ WHEELER

SAGUARO//

that night a forest grew//

Subtly offensive, deceptive, and commanding respect, the cacti of the American Southwest brave the harshest heat while presenting a stoic and compelling appearance. This collection transforms these elements onto the textile surface for the purpose of adorning the unyielding woman. Emphasis is placed on hand-made textiles combining artisan techniques of hand-dying, silk screening, shibori, embroidery, and beading to create captivating surfaces.

that night a forest grew is about an enchanted wood, where the wandering students of Foe Preparatory School find escape from their ugly reality. in this transcendent world, the students transform into elusive creatures, melding their collegiate background with nature and fairy tale to become warriors in the fight for ultimate beauty.

Maggie Dimmick would like to thank those who offered their generous support monetarily and emotionally. A special thanks to Susan and Paul Dimmick, the Apparel Design faculty, Peg Dimmick, and the lovely women of the costume shop.

All fabrics used in this collection are recycled from previous garments and yardages. Elizabeth Wheeler would like to thank Mary and Daniel Wheeler, Elizabeth and Steve Shelledy, Edna Robinson, Carol and Bill Macomber, Mary and Myron Wheeler, the Barbara L.Kuhlman Foundation, and her models.


KATIE ELKS TRANSCENDENCE// “Transcendence” is about fashion as a continuum, comprising of a clean and easy aesthetic, focusing on color, fabrication and construction. Inspiration comes from the artwork of Jill Greenberg, Ellen Von Unwerth, and Kelly Reemtsen. The collection fits in with current ideas of fashion as a uniform and form of security and investment. I am working in a medium of fabric that is both luxurious and familiar, such as doubleface cashmeres and washable cotton shirtings. Really – it is just a women’s autumn collection. Katie Elks would like to thank the Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation, the Human Ecology Alumni Association, the Apparel Design faculty, Sharemony, Samuel Ellis, the CFC executive board, her beautiful models and her family for their support.


The Cornell Fashion Collective would like to thank: /Banner & ticket illustrators: Katie Elks ‘12, Lea Freni ‘14, Emily Parkinson ‘12, Sara Yin ‘12, Matthew Gottesman ‘13 /Faculty Advisor & Master of Ceremonies: Professor Van Dyk Lewis /Faculty Advisor: Professor Anita Racine /The College of Human Ecology /The Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation, Inc. /The Cornell Council for the Arts /FSAD High School Design Competition: Madeline Miles, Abby Spatz, Jocelyn Wu, Advisor: Professor Susan Ashdown /The HE Alumni Association Student Grants /The Department of Art, Architecture and Planning /The HE Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design /HE Alumni Affairs and Development: Marybeth Tarzian /HE Communications: John McKain, Ted Boscia, Mark Vorreuter /Photographer: Professor Wolfgang Sachse /Digital Printing Consultant: John Stager /Student Assembly Finance Commission /The YMA: Fashion Scholarship Fund /Nina Footwear /Pendleton Woolen Mills /Set Design: Nelson Crosby /Cornell Communications: Al Gonzalez and Syl Kacapyr


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