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Student Designers

The 19th Annual Benefit Fashion show, Transcend, is a runway show that will explore the outward manifestation of the unconscious mind. The designers were asked to go beyond the expected and Transcend their normal, accepted thought processes and reveal a hidden layer of themselves through their garment making.

Michelle Kim ‘13 - Backbone

Inspired by the human body, Backbone focuses on experimental images created through both 2-D and 3-D surface and textile designs. Focusing on the core foundation- the spine, this line represents the connection and movement between body and mind. Each of the 31 pairs of nerves coming from the spine connect to specific parts of the body that control movement and perception. Together, the mind and body create a system that affects us in everything we do, such as how we see, breathe, think, move and act. These pieces revolve mainly around the human body's structure and its relationship to the artist. The spine has been abstracted and transformed through garments represented in Backbone.