For my senior thesis collection, I was inspired by the 18th-century Rococo style. Rococo is characterized by soft colors and curvy lines, and depicts scenes of love, nature, amorous encounters, light-hearted entertainment, and youth. I used lustrous fabric and bright colors to get the sense of luxury and playfulness, such as brocade and satin, and organza. The silhouettes are feminine on the body while asymmetry makes each look a playful touch.
Major: BFA Costume Design
Hometown: Jilin, China
When Jianhui told me her inspiration was Marie Antoinette and Rococo, I immediately know I wanted to create fascinators that have the iconic silhouettes of Rococo wigs. I began by using millinery wire to build the wireframe. Later in the process, we add doily as decorate Elements. As Marie Antoinette famously said, “Let them eat cake,” I included doily decorations that are commonly used on pastries and cakes. The wireframes not only provide support for the silhouette but also hold a sense of delicate beauty.