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.

Molly Mercer ’13 (general fine arts) – (Title)

About Molly

Molly MercerMolly Mercy is an artist from Walnut Creek, California. Mercer works primarily in screen and relief printing and garment design and construction.

About Posie

The idea behind Mercer's line, "Posie", is the creation her own "cool", the compilation of all her interests and aesthetic preferences into one cohesive style shown through both women's and men's wear. In many ways "Posie" is a reflection on the pressure one often feels to assume an identity, or a style, to fit into a place or a community. In creating my her style Mercer is able to escape these pressures and establish her own standard of fashion, one comprised of 60's and 90's inspired silhouettes, hand-generated all-over pattern, and floral motifs.

Work by Molly Mercer

  • Posie
  • Molly Mercer