Student Designers

Participating artists each present their own unique visions, claiming fashion should be recognized as a cultural phenomenon, not just a few voices speaking for an industry. As a student-driven event, R.I.P. V.I.P. demonstrates young artists are a crucial part of the discussion.

Meagan Jenigen ’13 (fiber) and Kali Puder ’13 (fiber) – Paracosm

Meagan Jenigen and Kali Puder

"A prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history"

Using a variety of materials stained with histories rooted in the transience of life, Meagan Jenigen and Kali Puder create a ceremonial ritual that hopes to define cosmic elements of both the ghastly and the phantastic. Speaking with the spectral floriography (‘the language of the flowers’) of discarded grave saddles, bone gathered from the hidden trash piles of the hunter, and homegrown crochet gardens abandoned in the dust of secondhand shops, they aim to reanimate what was lost. Juxtapositions like the childhood remnants of stuffed toys paired with the real taxidermy skins play on memory and innocence.

www.thelostfur.com www.fauxghost.com

Work by Meagan Jenigen and Kali Puder

  • Work 1 by Meagan Jenigen and Kali Puder
  • Work 2 by Meagan Jenigen and Kali Puder
  • Work 3 by Meagan Jenigen and Kali Pude