Strolling through the halls of North Carolina State University’s College of Design, it’s easy to see why you can’t help but feel inspired. Between students working busily on the final touches of their end-of-year collection to the construction of a new installation, there’s no shortage of creativity coming from this design school local to Spoonflower’s headquarters.
Art2Wear has been a launching pad for many designers. In fact, it was my turning point in becoming a fashion designer and an artist.” – Justin LeBlanc, Art2Wear faculty advisor and contestant on Project Runway Season 12
Through a fabric sponsorship helping bring their designs to reality, Spoonflower has followed the designers as their Art2Wear runway looks evolved from concept to collection. Each year we are left inspired by what the future of the fashion and textile industry holds and we think you will too after meeting four of the student designers below.
This year’s theme, Caesura, captured the art of interruption, and as you take a closer look at the collections, you’ll quickly see how each student designer found inspiration in the stopping of time.
Christian Fuda | Perspective
This collection is made to encourage people to change their perspective to empower them to find new purpose and beauty in all things.” – Christian Fuda
Olivia Koval | Ilinx
My collection focuses on the shared desire of adults and children to seek disorienting experiences in which we question what is real and what is imagined” – Olivia Koval
Katie Rant | Eternal
Inspired by the ancient Chinese poem, “The Song of Everlasting Regret”, Eternal celebrates the tragic romance between the emperor of the Tang Dynasty and Lady Yang through color print design and material manipulation.” – Katie Rant
Katie Harris | Tender Loving Flair
Tender Loving Flair harmonizes running free in the natural world and the nostalgia for a great musical generation that transcends time.” – Katie Harris
Just like the students from Art2Wear, you too can design your own fabric for an upcoming fashion show, a class project or even to pursue your passion project. See how it works and apply to our Student Project Grant.