This collection is inspired by hiking and mountain climbing gear. Adjustability and function is key. Two jackets are waterproof, a pair of pants can transform into capris or shorts, and the long coat employs a zip-off hood and skirt for versatility. Texture is crucial. There are three different types of mesh, including leather and two knits, as well as a double-face knit that behaves simlarly to neoprene. To push the texture differences to the maximum, topstitching, hand dying, machine quilting, and hand quilting were employed as fabric manipulations.
Locations: Marist College Media Center 3399 North Rd Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sam’s Point Preserve Sam’s Point Rd Cragsmoor, NY 12420
Special thanks to: Jon Oâ€™Sullivan Ryan Rivard Sarah Gumaer Carolyn Augustyn Seth Brittle Jamie Oâ€™Hagan Randolph Climbing Center Cyberknits
Designer: Kristen Carle Model: Sarah Gumaer Photography and Lighting: Jonathan Oâ€™Sullivan & Ryan Rivard Hair and Makeup: Kristen Carle & Sarah Gumaer
All Garments Designed and Handmade in the United States by Kristen Carle Kristen.Carle2@gmail.com 973-349-9526 www.wix.com/kristencarle2/portfolio