• Fashion Design and Society (MFA)

    Mayako Kano

    An Eight Look "Fashion" Collection

    Inspired by photographs from the Meiji period, my collection explores objects and fabrics from previous eras, which we have preserved and still find attractive in the twenty-first century.The Reverse Fade embraces the idea of painting over fabrics in order to preserve them. It also questions the repurposing of historical techniques by collaging design details and moments from clothing found in Parsons’ archives. My collection is based on the idea of different worlds coming together and being subverted to create a more surreal and contemporary reality. This is demonstrated through awkward proportions, unravelling of garments, stiffening of fabrics, and lowering of neck and waistlines. Embroidery has been used as a functional, unifying mechanism holding these moments together.