Kelly Rivera

Senior Collection

​Recently, I went to the palace of fine arts since my collection is on architecture. I used a Canon camera to take photos of each building both inside and outside. The use of straight lines and curve lines was my inspiration because my eyes follow the different direction it goes and uses those elements to create the collection. With those features, I created digital prints on software called procreate to create repetitive geometric shapes.

What are you most proud of accomplishing in your time as a design major?


I am proud of the form or structure I made for each garment because I wanted to have it look similar to the sketches.

What is the inspiration behind your color palette?


I used neutral tones incorporated towards the collection because to focus on a specific area of the building or the whole site of the palace of fine arts.

Techniques Used

Work in Progress


What is your biggest takeaway from your time as an ADM major?


Draping and fittings were the most takeaways from my time as an ADM major because I ensured the garments fit well on the body and avoid any tightness or puckering.

What are you personally inspired by?  


I’m personally inspired by the idea of exploring a whole new world, full of imaginations and fairytale-like creatures along the adventure.

Final Garments

Experimental Collection


Final Garment

What made you want to be a fashion designer?


Watching award shows like the Golden Globes and the Oscars made me want to be a fashion designer. I was quickly fascinated by different actresses wearing full-length gowns to have classic but both glamorous and eye-catching moments.