Student Work

  • Fashion Design (BFA)

    Kaye Applewaite

    The Arc of Self

    Womenswear Designer of the Year

    The Arc of Self is a women’s wear collection that was driven by a search for identity. It is an individual critique of the process of design from an initial idea to the final garment. It started with the deconstruction of a hoodie and resulted in a five-piece collection that is a blueprint of the thought process. To live life and to experience its many ups and downs is how we discover who we are. Similarly, to know your aesthetic in design is to experience the many nuances of the process and to react and critique based on your individual choices.