June 10, 2020

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Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist In 1993, Hans Ulrich Obrist together with artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, conceived do it, an exhibition based entirely on artists’ instructions, which could be followed to create temporary art works for the duration of a show. do it has challenged traditional exhibition formats, questioned authorship, and championed art’s…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Design Showcase: Olivia Bergerson

Submerged by Olivia Bergerson Olivia Bergerson is a sophomore studying apparel design at the University of Minnesota. She is largely inspired by nature, crisp clean aesthetics, pastel tones, psychological concepts, and the behaviors of those close to her. As a designer she is futuristic, valuing creativity and growth. In her work, her inspiration is evident…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Erin Pouba

Room for Change by Erin Pouba Erin Pouba is an apparel design major at the University of Minnesota. As a designer, Erin appreciates the details. Her inspiration stems from personal experience, change, and the details around her. She loves the opportunity for expression of unlimited messages and the world of creativity. Thinking deeply into each…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Anisha Joshi

Flashback and Forth by Anisha Joshi Anisha Joshi is a budding fashion designer and a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. She started designing when she was a freshman in high school. Anisha loves to explore different silhouettes and styles and is particularly inspired by men’s clothing. She feels that there is more room for…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Julianne Bur

Remembrance by Julianne Bur Julianne Bur is a sophomore studying apparel design at the University of Minnesota. She is intrigued by representing technical design through the concept of minimalism in fashion. Julianne explores the minimalist approach by tailoring garments to the body and stripping down the look to the essential elements of design. She focuses on…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Isabel Atkinson

Distraction by Isabel Atkinson Isabel Atkinson is a second-year apparel design student at the University of Minnesota. She is inspired by avant-garde design, digital nighttime aesthetics featuring colored lights and dark cityscapes (think cyberpunk but less punk), and intriguing silhouettes. This is reflected in her apparel, through the repetition of large shapes across the body,…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Jaelen Wylie

China Ploblana Ofrenda by Jaelen Wylie   Jaelen Wylie is a second-year transfer student in the University of Minnesota Apparel Design Program. She gravitates toward simple silhouettes with interesting details. Overall, she is inspired by the “Big Idea” behind her work. Usually, this Big Idea focuses on the trials and tribulations of Black and Brown…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Sam Richman

Visceral by Sam Richman Sam Richman is a sophomore in the Apparel Design program at the University of Minnesota. As a designer, he is very inspired by the intersections between fashion and music, as both of these art forms are very important aspects of his life. This inspiration translates into his work in many different…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Zoë Weinmann

Past, Pride & Future by Zoë Weinmann Zoë Weinmann is a sophomore in the Apparel Design Program at the University of Minnesota. Zoë is inspired by diversity and minimalism and likes to design for or plus-sized individuals. Zoë is also interested in creating gender-neutral clothing. They use mostly neutral colors and construct silhouettes that are…

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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Sage James

What’s in a Name? by Sage James Sage James is a second-year apparel design student at the University of Minnesota. Most of her work is inspired by the unconventional mysteries in daily life and art. She loves exploring art museums and incorporating inspiration from the art directly into her design work. Specifically, looking at the…

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