2012 Graduation Fashion Show Designers: Renata Lindroos and Mina Fadaie

Renata Lindroos was born just outside of Chicago, in Evanston, Illionois, but grew up in Missino Viejo, California. She graduated from Mission Viejo High School before coming to the Academy of Art University to earn her B.F.A. in Fashion Design. She collaborated with B.F.A. Textile Design student Mina Fadaie to create a collection inspired by 1960s horror films. The films often gave audiences a skewed perspective, and Lindroos sought to recreate that perspective in her clothing by creating distorted shapes and silhouettes.

Mina Fadaie was born in Walnut Creek, California but grew up in Los Gatos, California, attending Los Gatos High School. She is currently working towards a B.F.A. in Textile Design from the Academy of Art University. She collaborated with B.F.A. Fashion Design student Renata Lindroos, creating a series of prints for her architectural collection. Fadaie’s prints were inspired by 1960s horror films and the artistic aesthetic of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the first artists to experiment with the process of silk-screening photographs.

Renata Lindroos and Mina Fadaie.

Follow the jump for The Proust [Fashion] Questionnaire!


If you were to die and come back as [a fashion icon], who would it be?
Marchesa Luisa Casati in a heartbeat.

What is your current state of mind?
The remaining bits of my mind have been jumping back and forth between anxious and excited.

What is your [style] motto?
Whatever you’re feeling, go with it. It’s funny how easy it is to over analyze while something silly like trusting your instincts can be a challenge.

What [item of clothing] is the greatest love of your life?
My ridiculously oversized vintage hand knit sweater with parrots and birds of paradise on it. It’s really awful and is probably the worst thing to wear when sewing (I think I’ve lost over a dozen pins in it).


If you were to die and come back as [a fashion icon], who would it be?

Which talent would you most like to have?
I’m content with the ones I do have but it would be nice to know how to juggle.

Which [items in your closet] do you most use?
Definitely my sweaters, I have a pretty ridiculous sweater collection.

What is your [style] motto?
Oh I don’t have one I just try to make sure i’m not nude.

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