This 3-week project depicts the development of an eveningwear collection inspired by a flower I saw at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York.
This collection was designed with busy women in mind. I have observed that busy women often ended up in indecisive conversations over 'what to wear' to evening events and that planning became a 'headache', especially with time constraints. Therefore, I suggest easy to wear, versatile styles for a variety of night occasions to make the wearer literally " bloom from the shade" allowing them to feel beautiful, unique, and confident without the stress of having to think too much about it.
The collection is characterized by high-quality materials and intricate beading appliqués that I came up with, after researching the cellular structure of the plant leaves. In addition, the print idea is based on the flower´s floral diagram and intended to be used as an embroidery template at different scales in further developments.
A different collection is being exposed under my name in the Metonymy virtual installation.
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Elisa Hernández is a fashion designer and former purchasing agent of women's accessories with a background in Tourism and a Master's degree in Business Administration.
She has successfully set up a banana plantation in the agricultural field, which has sparked her interest in sustainable practices and textiles.
She is passionate about improving other's people lives through fashion design. Collaborating with technical partners and local farmers to develop banana textiles are among her expectations.
Her vision of bringing up to live meaningful, high-end garments out of commonly wasted materials would impact positively in this community contributing to generating additional income.
Another goal she pursues is to work in the womenswear luxury sector and keep growing as a professional.