Via the press release: Jaci Hodges, M.F.A. Fashion Design, collaborated with Nisha Hanna Btesh, B.F.A. Textile Design, on a 1960s-inspired womenswear collection that was created with the use of Shibori, the Japanese technique of resistance felting. Originally from Austin, TX, Jaci holds a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Philosophy. Additionally, she recently completed a design internship with gr.dano, a Bay Area ready-to-wear company co-founded by fellow alumna Jill Giordano. Nisha is a California native, born and raised in San Diego. Jaciand Nisha were inspired by the excess of prints worn during the late 1960s, in particular to those seen on the Brady Bunch, and the costumes worn by Mia Farrow in the film Dandy in Aspic. Photos by Randy Brooke
Stephina Touch Spring 2013 Academy of Art University Runway show in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Randy Brooke.
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From the press release:
Stephina Touch was raised in Bakersfield, California and attended California State University Bakersfield, earning a B.A. in Business Management. While earning her M.F.A. in Fashion Design at Academy of Art University, she worked as intern at gr.dano, creating patterns and producing samples as well as finished garments. Touch looked to traditional Asian architecture when designing her Spring 2013 collection, gleaning inspiration from the clean lines and tiled roofs.
Jade Juanyu Liu was born and raised in Shanghai, China. She earned her B.A. in Fashion Design from Soochow University and worked as a design intern with Suzhou Temost Textile and Garment Co. as well as Guotia International Group. She is pursuing an M.F.A. in Fashion Design at the Academy of Art University and has honed her skills working as a pattern maker for gr.dano. Her collection was inspired by the French collage artist Damien Blottiere, known for his unique layering technique that creates shadows and empty space. She layered several fabrics, including wool, jersey and fur, to achieve the same effect. ( Text From The Academy of Art University Press Release )