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.

Christina Knebel '13 (Fibers) - Somnambulist

About Christina

Christine KnebelChristina Knebel is a senior at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is majoring in Fibers with a concentration in Experimental Fashion. Her work focuses on obsessions and struggles of the mind. In addition to garment making, she is also interested in textile and surface design. This collection features some of her digital textile prints.

About Somnambulist

In Somnambulist, Christina Knebel attempts to capture the uncanny atmosphere of childhood dreams and nightmares. Referencing the seemingly familiar and disturbing, her designs explore themes of loneliness, fear, innocence and comfort. The collection is built around a pastel palette interspersed with grey and handmade lace. Her digital prints, inspired by typical patterns from children’s clothing, are altered to fit a nightmarish world. The patterns for the garments, designed and drafted by Knebel, reflect a childlike perspective through simplified shapes and exaggerated forms.

Work by Christina Knebel

  • Work 1 by Christina Knebel
  • Work 2 by Christina Knebel
  • Work 3 by Christina Knebel