B.F.A. fashion student, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Inspired by the armor of samurai warriors and intricately angled paper structures, Akrie's collection combines a confident spirit with a sharp silhouette.
B.F.A. fashion student, Chelsea, Michigan. With an elegant and streamlined aesthetic, Alligood's collection was inspired by muscle tissue fibers. She aspires to design clothing for a sustainable, eco-friendly apparel company.
B.F.A. fashion student, Fair Oaks, California. This athletic ready-to-wear collection was inspired by M.C. Escher's graphic, mind-bending prints. Benton's designs are colorful, bold and reflective of the beach.
B.F.A. fashion student, Lithonia, Georgia. Berry designs clean-lined clothing she describes as "tomboy-chic." Her collection was inspired by the colors found in aquatic life and focuses on color, shape and print.
B.F.A. fashion student, Metarie, Louisiana. Bumb's collection is based on the concept of perfection as it applies to the female body. Each design features its own unique, bold color.
B.F.A. fashion, art history minor, Fort Mill, South Carolina. Cobb's collection of children's party dresses was inspired by the tints and colors in tide pools and is a reflection of her feminine style. She will bring her magical, detailed aesthetic to Lilly Pulitzer, where she will be a dress design intern.
Lindsay Di Rito
B.F.A. fashion student, Norcross, Georgia. Inspired by Japanese pattern-making techniques and origami, Di Rito's understated collection plays with proportion and silhouette. Employing natural fabrics, her designs feature neutral palettes with pops of color.
B.F.A. fashion student, Norfolk, Virginia. Dilustro says she strives for a balance between cool and fun in her designs, and the result is a collection of light-hearted, voluminous and layered clothing.
B.F.A. fashion student, East Northport, New York. Elsener's dark, drapey and voluminous silhouettes are featured in her zero-waste menswear collection. She will spend the next year working for Reebok.
B.F.A. fashion student, Atlanta, Georgia. Harrison describes her designs as eclectic and playful, with a dark edge. Her collection is inspired by the monsters found in children's imaginations.
B.F.A. fashion student, Tucson, Arizona. Henriquez describes her design aesthetic as quirky, colorful and humorous. Her senior collection was inspired by the colorful tiles of Loteria, a traditional Mexican board game.
B.F.A. fashion student, Tampa, Florida. Humphries' dark, modern and powerful designs are for women she describes as strong, confident and attention commanding. Inspired by Roman mythology, the collection's leather and fur elements are a nod to Diana, the goddess of the hunt.
B.F.A. fashion student, Acworth, Georgia. Drawing from the opulence and glamour of the 1920s, Jack's collection mixes prints, colors and textures, resulting in a vintage feel with a modern twist.
B.F.A. fashion student, Tualatin, Oregon. Jodoin's collection pays homage to the Inuit culture, namely their centuries of survival in a frozen climate. His designs are androgynous, and he says they're not intended for "pretty girls."
B.F.A. fashion student, New Orleans, Louisiana. Kim's collection is a mixture of Korean and American cultural aspects. Her designs feature refined lines and easy sophistication.
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B.F.A. fashion student, Lawrence, Massachusetts. Le's futuristic and contemporary collection was inspired by automobile designs of the past and present.
B.F.A. fashion student, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Leal's inspiration comes from the organic shapes and colors found in flowers, and the result is a collection that is feminine and detail-oriented. After graduation, Leal will work as a design assistant at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Kyung Jin Lee
B.F.A. fashion student, Seoul, South Korea.
B.F.A. fashion student, fibers minor, Lexington, South Carolina. Machos is inspired by designers who create beautiful and delicate, yet structured clothing, namely Marchesa and Elie Saab. Her collection includes clean lines and dramatic pieces that enhance the body.
B.F.A. fashion student, Sugar Valley, Georgia. Inspired by "Bonjour Tristesse," a novel by Francoise Sagan, Manis' collection contains a balance of romance and whimsy, ladylike and contemporary, and uses clean design and playful prints.
B.F.A. fashion student, Pittsboro, North Carolina. Mann unisex collection draws inspiration from Medieval illuminated manuscripts. A fan of Alexander McQueen's designs, Mann's aesthetic blurs the lines of conventional clothing for men and women.
B.F.A. fashion student, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Inspired by architecture, Mucino-Gomez's collection is comprised of neoprene clothing with curved, vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines formed using constructional tape.
B.F.A. fashion student, Hoover, Alabama. Describing her aesthetic as clean and simple, Newport's collection is comprised of white, oversized and easy-fitting garments, which she says are a manifestation of purity and the simplicity that can be found in design.
B.F.A. fashion student, Alpharetta, Georgia. Oh's design aesthetic is tomboyish, playful and graphic. Her modern take on traditional floral prints was inspired by landscape photographs of the early 20th century.
M.F.A. fashion student, Caguas, Puerto Rico. Using metal boning and structurally strong elements, Ortiz's collection was inspired by the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the nation's resiliency that followed.
B.F.A. fashion student, Monterrey, Mexico. With designs he describes as "wearable, but a little bit off," Polack does not shy away from color and details unusual for menswear designs. He finds his inspiration in spirituality and art, especially paintings by Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich.
B.F.A. fashion student, Gainesville, Georgia. The art and architecture of the Aztec people, as well as the aura of mystery surrounding their culture, was the inspiration for Ramirez's collection. She aspires to create elegant and modern, yet approachable and timeless designs for the contemporary woman.
B.F.A. fashion student, Chamblee, Georgia. Runyan's collection was inspired by the silhouette of the beetle and it includes abstract shapes made from sculpted fabrics. Her garments are lined with an insect-printed silk charmeuse.
B.F.A. fashion student, Delafield, Wisconsin. Silloway brings a clean and strict, yet whimsical and embellished aesthetic to her designs. Her collection features a digital print created from her hand-sewn embroidery.
B.F.A. fashion student, McLean, Virginia. The overlapping skyscrapers comprising the New York City skyline were the inspiration for Sommovigo's collection. Her designs feature conventional silhouettes with a focus on interesting textures, details and style lines.
B.F.A. fashion student, New Orleans, Louisiana. Song's collection was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of the human anatomy. With a desire to make women feel confident and beautiful, Song's designs are ethereal and feminine.
B.F.A. fashion student, Orange Village, Ohio. Ullman's collection, a tribute to her Japanese heritage, was inspired traditional Japanese clothing, specifically the way garments are wrapped and tied. To make the oversized silhouettes clean and modern, she looked to Japanese architecture for line and shape.
B.F.A. fashion student, Acworth, Georgia.
B.F.A. fashion student, illustration minor, Chanute, Kansas. Wilson's young, modern interpretation of classical art and design can be seen in her collection's shapes and details. She will intern for Ralph Lauren this summer.
B.F.A. fashion student, Dublin, Ohio. Younkman's collection is a commentary on existing ideals about the female form and sexuality. Her conceptual approach is centered on containing the body inside of the clothing.