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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June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Emma Hughes

To the Light by Emma Hughes Emma Hughes is a sophomore studying apparel design at the University of Minnesota. She began designing at a very young age working with her grandma, who always supported her aspirations to become a designer. Her inspiration comes from everyday life and different patterns found in nature or ideas that…

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May 6, 2020

ArtWords 2020: “Real Colorful Creatures” by Samantha Sanvik

Real Colorful Creatures I’m reminded of the crisp new pages of my inexperienced youth, quickly turned into crumpled corners, faded lines, ripped edges. I’m reminded of the boundless possibilities that arise from a single plot. A plot that has a rise and a fall, with an ending that comes too soon. I’m reminded of Where…

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May 6, 2020

ArtWords 2020: “Around Here” by Joey Gotchnik

Around Here “Time? What is time? We don’t have that around here,” she says. But how then, I thought, can I compare yourself to me? No number to make us seem similar, no skin wrinkle, hair color, or light amid your eyes. The balance of unbalanced strings lapping against bright plywood, yellow coated and a…

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