On Thursday, December 18 students from the chair of the Apparel, Merchandising and Design department and professor Anupama Pasricha’s Patternmaking II class presented their hand dyed, Global Organic Textile certified line of five ensembles. Urban Oasis was the name of the line, with a spring-summertime look. Each student had their own task in making the five ensembles come together. With detail-oriented sketches and inspiration from Pinterest, the five ensembles came to life thanks to the students’ hard work this fall semester. The students’ task was to make fashion designs out of 40 yards of blank, white, organic, certified fabric by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). They used low-impact dyes on the fabrics and layered the sheer material to create designs fitting for an eco-conscious woman in her 20-30s. The students figured the five ensembles would be sold at a specialty boutique and because of the amount of handwork it’d be in the mid to upper price range. Paneled roses, ombre blue design and hand cut organic fabric dyed leaves gave the designs an elegant, chic and flowy feel. The class is made up of students Xee Vang ’16, Mandy Kaczmarek ’15, Janet Bishop ’15, Alisha Caldera ’16, Megan Buysse ’15 and alumna Kathy Jerde ’09.
Xee Vang '16 explains the paneled roses in the design, "Sunrise Legacy".