Combining my passion for East Asian traditional clothing, playful apparel, and intimate narratives, my thesis collection is inspired by post-memory. Post memory refers to when experiences from the first generation are passed down so strongly that later generations adopt them as memories of their own, "mediated not by recall but by imaginative investment, projection, and creation" (Hirsch)
The pieces explore textile manipulation, referencing East Asian costume, and incongruous layering to express ideas of distant fondness, meticulous tenderness, and playful nostalgia.
Rectangle Linen Shirt with Asymmetrical Denim Bias Strip Pants and Hand Knit Apron
Laser-cut denim pants inspired by Japanese Katagami Stencils (paper stencils used for dyeing textiles, researched at RISD museum) with Pojagi (Korean quilting) joint ensemble
Presentation & Installation at Brown's Granoff Center for the Creative Arts