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Kasey Nease F A S H I O N D E S I G N P O R T F O L I O University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning


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�SUBTLE BEAUTY� This project was intended to mix elements of masculinity and feminism in a way that showcased the female body in a flattering way, much like the asthetic and styling of Alexander Wang. CONSTRUCTION: Top made from 100% spun Alpaca yarn, with stitching detail mixed into the center front and back, and a crocheted hem at each edge.


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”BULLET AND A TARGET” This project was inspired by the colors and textures of a revolver handgun. CONSTRUCTION: Body from 100% Polyester medium-weight Spandex material, side panels from 100% Polyester 2-way stretch vinyl, overlaid with plastic stretch mesh. Straps are constructed from stitched pieces of 1/2” elastic.


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�JADED PERSPECTIVE� This project was inspired by the idea of inside emotions vs. outside perception, and how human beings use facades to armor themselves from the judgement of others. I also explored the idea of photo-realism through spray paint stenciling, much like the style of graffiti artist Miles McGregor. CONSTRUCTION: Outer dress constructed from 100% PVC Plastic, with burning as a technique to edge-finish. Inner skirt constructed from Nylon synthetic velvet and layers of nude tulle.


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SELECTED WORKS FROM 2013 CFDA SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION The following project was selected to represent the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning in the 2013 CFDA Competition held annually in New York City. “Metamorphosis” is an experimental menswear collection designed around the idea of “revolutionary change.” Drawing inspiration from both nature and industry, the separates in this Collection fuse elements of futuristic design with experimental fabrications and an earthy color palette. This collection is designed for the Fall/Winter season of 2015. By the use of dip-dying techniques, creative, unusual seaming, and experimental fabric choices, “Metamorphosis” creates an illusion of physical transformation within the garments themselves.

”. . . daylight’s blue-green water pooling at the foot of the falls, sandstones where the canyon spills its verdant greens in vines. each lunar resurrection, each helix churning in the cells of a sturgeon destined for spawning – not equilibrium, but buoyancy. a hallways with a thousand human brains carved out of the crystal. quiet prisms until the sunlight hits.” - from “Metamorphosis” by Katherine Larson


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JACKET BODY IN 40% CASHMERE 60% WOOL BLEND. JACKET STRAPS AND WELT POCKETS IN LEATHER. PANTS BODY IN 60% COTTON 40% POLYESTER FLEECE KNIT. PANT SS OVERLAY IN 100% WOOL HEAVY KNIT.


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SWEATER IN 100% WOOL HEAVY KNIT. LEATHER DETAIL AT ARMHOLES. PANTS IN 100% COTTON DENIM.


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SWEATER IN WOOL HEAVY KNIT. VEST IN 40% CASHMERE 60% WOOL BLEND FILLED WITH WOOL ROVING. CUFFS WITH 100% WOOL HEAVY KNIT OVERLAY. LEATHER FINISHING AT VEST ARMHOLE. PANTS IN 100% COTTON TWILL


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JACKET BODY IN 40% CASHMERE 60% WOOL BLEND. SLEEVE PANELS AND YOKE IN LEATHER. CUFFS IN 100% WOOL HEAVY KNIT OVERLAY. INNER COLLAR IN 100% WOOL HEAVY KNIT. PANTS IN 100% COTTON DENIM


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“FOOTWEAR DESIGN� Watercolor renderings based on the designs of Anastasia Radevich, a Canadian footwear designer.

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DRAPING EXERCISES The left and center photos show evidence of alternative textile draping. The white asymmetrical dress is draped using two weights of plastic shelf liner and fake flower’s as decorative accents. The left photo depicts an unconventional wedding dress with a black fitted corset and a skirt draped on the bias.


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”ABERCROMBIE&FITCH SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT 2012” These technical sketches were rendered for the Abercrombie&Fitch Scholarship Competition in 2012, belonging to a mock-collection entitled “Boho-Prep,” intended for the Fall of 2014 season, which mixed elements of two diverse trends into an age appropriate fashion forward collection for young adult women.


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“ONE PEOPLE, ONE PLANET” This accessory collection was rendered for the Fashion Design RSA Collaborative Studio during the fall of 2012. The line designed here features a series of backpacks, lunch boxes, and pencil bags optimized for kid’s to “self-decorate,” with various pins, patches, key chains and appliques sold separately. The pin’s sold as a part of this line were designed with the theme of equality in mind, meaning to educate kids about cultural diversity and culture in a way that is both fun and interactive for them.

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WHBM CO-OP FALL 2013 Initial renderings for White House Black Market’s Summer III - Fall II 2014 seasonal deliveries.

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“...People always ask me how I start a collection, and I tell them that I just look around. What am I tired of? What am I in the mood for? Real fashion change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is just decoration.� - Tom Ford.

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