Rachel Sansom Academy of Art University Graduate Fashion Show

Rachel Sansom, B.F.A. Fashion and Textile Design, was raised in Folsom, California and went to Folsom High School. She was inspired by David Hockney’s colorful and graphic paintings that portrayed life in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ‘70s. She constructed the garments using organic cotton twill, poplin, voile, and cotton pimatex. In 2008, she was awarded the David Downtown Award for Fashion Illustration, and this year received a University scholarship to study at L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris, France.

Photos by Randy Brooke.

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