Student Designers

At the annual Experimental Fashion Event, artists and designers from the Fiber Department’s Multi Media Event class transform 2640 (St. John’s Church) into a venue for innovative fashion and costume design by pushing the boundaries of fashion and art through live performances and projected video.

Jacqueline Wadowsky

Jacqueline's collection grew out of her interest in the Cabinets of Curiosities - ecclectic, encyclopedic collections of unusual, exotic objects acquired and displayed by aristocrats and wealthy merchants from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Fascinated with the idea of an obsessive and mythic quest, Jacqueline presents two sets of characters: a cast of collectors inspired by archetypal explorers and creatures that represent the objects of their desire. In the performance, their meeting ensures their own destruction.

Jacqueline Wadowsky is a Senior Fibers Major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pursuing a concentration in Experimental Fashion, Jackie has a long-standing interest in theater and performance. Her garment work is heavily inspired by theatrical costumes. She incorporates hand painted dye work onto nylon mesh, shibori dyed tulle in some of her pieces and combines carefully chosen printed fabric with deconstructed clothing for her others.

Jacqueline Wadowsky

Photo by Jessica Marx

Jacqueline Wadowsky's collection grew out of her interest in the cabinet of curiosities--eclectic, encyclopedic collections of unusual, exotic objects acquired and displayed by aristocrats and wealthy merchants from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Fascinated with the idea of an obsessive and mythic quest, Wadowsky presents two sets of characters: a cast of collectors inspired by archetypal explorers and creatures that represent the objects of their desire. In the performance, their meeting ensures their own destruction.