The View from Here: Graduate Work in Digital Textile Design features inspiration from an interesting array of sources: concerns related to water pollution and disappearance of species due to global warming, images from galaxies in deep stellar space, lichen as inspiration for print designs in women’s athletic clothing, and the impermanence of life in the context of meditation.
Students also found inspiration in New York City subway mosaics, Moroccan-inspired prints for children’s clothing, iconic images of bygone celebrities, and images of women running in high heels. Each graduate student designer researched a specific product area and intended consumer, then generated a minimum of twelve textile designs using a unique source of inspiration. The textile designs are printed on silk or nylon Lycra spandex using state-of-the-art digital textile printing technology.
The exhibit opens with a reception on May 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Gustafson Gallery. The student designers will be in attendance to interact with gallery viewers about their work.
The Gustafson Gallery features regular exhibitions of creative student and faculty apparel design and merchandising scholarship