Amber Kuia & Gina Ayala – Senior Thesis Project 2023

Amber Kuia

Major: BFA Fashion Design

Hometown: Linkou, Taiwan

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Gina Ayala

Major: BFA Textile Design

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

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Our thesis collection delves into the dream world. Every look in this series is unusual and surreal, blurring the line between what is reality and what is a dream. The prints, with vibrant, dream-like colors, are inspired by the moon and stars. The patterns sometimes twist very much like our dreams in memory. Black glue, featured throughout the collection, provides a unique texture. The colored appearance gives a futuristic feel and adds more fun to printing. We also used unique materials, such as vinyl and artificial fur, custom designed for the entire series. Much like our dreams, these brightly printed garments cut through the darkness of our subconscious.