For my senior thesis collection, I wanted to explore and utilize interesting patterning techniques. I pulled heavy inspiration from the strait jacket. For me, the strait jacket symbolizes the constraint that mental illness can have on your life. Through this collection, I have found a way to express my depression and anxiety in a way you can’t with words.
I made all the pieces in my collection with unbleached muslin fabric which I created the textile for. The print is unique as I covered someone in black paint and had them roll over the material as if they were restrained and trying to break free.