The name of my project is called School Spirit. The concept is based on collegiate pieces that symbolize school. Each piece in the collection will be created in a patchwork style from used garments including old varsity jackets, and school sweaters. The first idea is an upcycled letterman jacket from used varsity jackets that focuses on patchwork and color blocking. The second concept includes a crewneck sweater based on the ones found at the bookstore. I wanted to use sweaters from previous colleges I have attended to create an “alumni” sweater. The idea is to showcase the journey one takes to graduate from college. The material would be sourced from thrift stores or donations of other students.
Collection Concept: School Spirit
What was your experience like working on this project?
For this upcycle project, I wanted to explore various patchwork designs using college sweaters and lettermen. This has been both fun and challenging trying to create something new while conceptualizing pieces to form a cohesive line.