MODERN RONIN

The collection Modern Ronin details the story of a nomadic Edo Period Japanese ronin who has been wandering Japan for centuries, ageless and without a purpose. She is akin to a rock in a stream; staying stationary as the rest of the world charges ahead. As Japan changes, as the artificial neon lights of today’s Tokyo begin to wash into her traditional cotton garments she is no longer a stranger. Her immortal wandering has now formed her into a woman very much of the past and present. Once an outcast, she is now the synthesis of Japan's past and it's modern face.

 

Now she is a stranger among other strange faces, collectively making up the modern world.

DNA:DENIM ONETEASPOON

YMA FSF SCHOLARSHIP

DNA:DENIM ONETEASPOON

YMA FSF SCHOLARSHIP

The YMA FSF Scholarship Case Study for 2019 asked for students to find a company and globalize it, establishing it in a new location essentially.

 

For this project I took the Australian luxury denim brand OneTeaspoon and placed it in Praga, Poland. OneTeaspoon prides itself in a rebel aesthetic with distressed denim being a staple. While creating the new line, instead of using the staple distressing I decided to have raw denim be the central focus. Raw denim is interesting for the fact that any distress that takes places is unique to the wearer; only they could ever own that piece of clothing. In a way, the denim is an imprint of the wearer's DNA.

 

Taking inspiration from Praga's street art, I created custom prints to pair with the raw denim. Graphic tees and inner lining on the denim can be seen with these prints.

 

This project was the winner of the $7,500 prize

The YMA FSF Scholarship Case Study for 2019 asked for students to find a company and globalize it, establishing it in a new location essentially.

 

For this project I took the Australian luxury denim brand OneTeaspoon and placed it in Praga, Poland. OneTeaspoon prides itself in a rebel aesthetic with distressed denim being a staple. While creating the new line, instead of using the staple distressing I decided to have raw denim be the central focus. Raw denim is interesting for the fact that any distress that takes places is unique to the wearer; only they could ever own that piece of clothing. In a way, the denim is an imprint of the wearer's DNA.

 

Taking inspiration from Praga's street art, I created custom prints to pair with the raw denim. Graphic tees and inner lining on the denim can be seen with these prints.

 

This project was the winner of the $7,500 prize

LAGOM

The capsule collection of Lagom centers around the Scandinavian philosophy of the same name. The phrase serves simply as "The Art of Moderation". Not too much. Not too little. Just right. 

Within the process of creation, designs are meant to express a balance of "just enough", having larger silhouettes balanced by slimmer ones. With the phrase being straight forward as well, a monotone palette is used to create a sense of unity and harmony to achieve being "just right".

 

"Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance"

- Epicurus