Handcrafted Fashion : Celebrating 16 Years of Art2Wear

MAY 22, 2017

The textile industry has always been a large part of what makes North Carolina rich in history. From the furniture market in Greensboro to North Carolina State University’s esteemed College of Design and Textiles, Spoonflower is proud to support the local makers who are helping shape the fashion industry. This year, Spoonflower and the talented local design community celebrated the 16th year of Art2Wear, a completely student run fashion show at North Carolina State University.

“Art2Wear provides the teaching and learning environments for handcrafted experiences blended with old and new technology, unfolding the magical epiphanies revealed through making.”
Chandra Cox – Head, Department of Art + Design

Grace's collection captures the feel of urban beaches
Custom design “Palmy” printed on Sport Lycra captures the feel of urban beaches in Grace Hallman’s collection, Flora Street. Photo by Katelyn Auger.

With this year’s Art2Wear theme, “The Art of Dejavu”, students were challenged to imagine, create and inspire by expression their point of view through wearable art. From digitally printed watercolor designs capturing the essence of summer to garments hand-knit to evoke memories of home cooking, we were yet again inspired by the talent that surrounds our community.

A model from Flora Street by Grace Hallman walks the runway in a Sport Lycra swimsuit inspired by long summer days. Photo by Katelyn Auger.
Named after the french dessert, madeleines, Lizzy Larwrence’s collection captures the memories many of us find in the kitchen.
Photo by Claire Tracy
Designer Cristina Wright enjoys a moment with her models after the show. Photobooth backdrop printed on Performance Knit.

Spoonflower is honored to be a part of the Art2Wear community, and we continue to be inspired by the student designers featured this year, in years past, and for many years to come!

“Familiar” by Hannah Stabler and Tristan Griffiths incorporates Organic Cotton Knit and Silky Faille to take you to a place of familiarity and displacement.
“Familiar” by Hannah Stabler and Tristan Griffiths

Calling all student designers!
Be sure to learn more about our emerging designer grant program and
the ways Spoonflower can support your next collection!

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