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Shilpa Iyengar- CEO of Young Designers Collective
After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 2012 I have been working to bring together fellow designers, who on their own would not be able to gain as much exposure, and design collectively. Not only does a collective allow for a free exchange of ideas and talents, it fosters the growth of artists and art in commercial design as well as make more of an impact in the market. As an artist and designer, I use fashion as a platform to bring my love of art into a functional form. I let the concept guide me in whatever I design and hope to produce a wearable work of art in the process. Inspired by my travels across the world and
by my love of cultural history, I design clothing, shoes, hats, and textiles in hopes of bringing my vision to the public as painter would a painting. I also strive to be knowledgeable of both the garment and the material it is made from to achieve the best quality and comfort possible. For this reason I studied at Central St. Martins in London, where I was able to learn how to design textiles and gain a better understanding of fabric. Most of my work since has been printed and painted by hand and solidifies the idea of creating wearable art. Ultimately my goal is to put forth elegant, interesting, and unique works of wearable art that bring an appreciation to the art behind the design. For more information please visit my website: www.shilpaiyengar.com
Hanh Lam is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. As a fashion designer, she alternates between her two primary interests: the organicity and the fluidity of knitwear, and the refinedness of old-world tailoring techniques. Her knitwear work is an exploration in manipulating raw materials into textural forms that are artistic, yet wearable. Her tailored pieces are often the result of personal obsession with arcane tailoring techniques, such as the German drated sleeves. Driving her pursuit are the principles that knitwear is about letting the raw material guide the hands, while tailoring is about taming and controlling the fabric. She currently lives and works in New York City, and can often be found doodling during her subway commute. www.hanhnyc.com
While pursuing a BFA in Fashion Design, Harmony Pilobello was fortunate enough to meet Professor Timo Rissanen who was equipped with the skills to guide her through a junior and senior thesis focus in sustainability. While studying under him she was able to explore more about zero waste approaches in fashion design, including the Japanese Saori Handweaving technique. Now, she is using her design background to make one-of-a-kind garments and accessories that involve sourcing materials from small mills like Ardalanish: Isle of Mull Weavers in Scotland or sourcing for deadstock within New York City. Eventually, she would like to have seasonal collections dedicated to also sourcing from non-profit organizations that support women who fall under the poverty line, like the Awamaki Organization in Peru. She also hopes to pursue a PHD in fiber science and social enterprise.
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