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

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Presentation  & Installation at Brown's Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

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Joint Ensemble - Front (Prototype)

 

Joint Ensemble - Back (Prototype)

This joint ensemble reflects the relationship between mother and daughter through playful, physical connectivity.

Obi Sash Bandeau and Draped Kimono pants (Prototype)

Obi Sash Bandeau and Draped Kimono pants (Prototype)

  Research: Kimono Drape Reference

Research: Kimono Drape Reference

 

Assymetrical Bias Denim Fray Pants (Prototype)

 

Korean jacket (jeogori) inspired Butterfly Jacket


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  Overall  Baji  Pants with Linen Kite Shirt

Overall Baji Pants with Linen Kite Shirt

 
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  Apron Drape at Back

Apron Drape at Back

  With Apron Tied to Front

With Apron Tied to Front

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  Revised Kimono Under-Ensemble

Revised Kimono Under-Ensemble

 
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  Denim Wing Jacket

Denim Wing Jacket

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  Kite Windbreaker and Hakama fly pants

Kite Windbreaker and Hakama fly pants

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