In this collection, I focused on draping and textile development. The silhouettes are inspired by packaging design and advanced 3-D techniques rather than the human body. I also incorporated the full freedom of personal innovation and creativity by using the hand-drawn images transferred into digital format, transferred onto the fabrics with silk screening printing. Inspired by the works of graphic illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli, I created a playful collection with bold ‘pop art’ colors, textured applique, irregular geometric shapes, and improvised, hand-drawn plaid. The primary fabrics used in her collection are organic cotton and organic wool.

Jessica Lai


Academy of Art University Graduation Show During NYFW

S/S 2019
Designed by Jessica Lai