apparel projects.

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Inspiration for my thesis collection originated from urban bicycling, as the first look includes a ripstop dress with a removable backpack component. The second look in the collection makes a statement of the performance market transitioning into a lifestyle market. The combination of the raglan and set-in sleeves provides a natural ventilation system for the wearer. The interior component of the windbreaker complements the tailored transparent shell, with bust darts and classic collar.


Cycling_Jacket_01 Cycling_Jacket_02 Cycling_Jacket_03 Cycling_Jacket_04 Cycling_Jacket_05 Cycling_Jacket_06

This cycling piece was an exploration into the compatability of a backpack and midlayer. Reflective tabs, piping, and pullers also allows for visibility when cycling at night. The ergonomic elbow detail allows for natural fluorescent visibility and carries through the color to the back flippable pocket and front neck zipper gusset. Woven water resistant nylon is thoughtfully placed on the top of the garment for light precipitation protection while the lower knit portion allows for freedom of movement.

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This utilitarian cycling-inspired jacket features a unique orange half liner to create color interest. Snaps at the shoulder allow the user to remove the utilitarian vest. Molle straps at the arm provide loops to snap additional pockets on for more storage. The adjustable hood adapts to any size head, while the interior jacket features Bemis bonded seams and self fabric, clean finished binding on the interior.