Christina 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.
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.