This collection was inspired by the shapes and aesthetic of Guernica, Picasso’s legendary painting from 1937. The initial concept development work was done during my three months spent living in Madrid. Classic woven fabrics are used to highlight tailored silhouettes with angular cut lines. The looks resemble the spectrum of monochrome hues used in the painting while an accent color of red reflects the chaotic nature of the bull. Handmade chainmaille by Bim Ditson was used to accessorize and was chosen as a further nod to Spanish history as well as the edge of the muse. The entire collection was conceptualized, patterned and draped, prototyped, and hand tailored in order or to meet requirements of graduation.

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