Coat and Dress Garment Development and Construction
Inspired by the chills of winter, my professor assigned a wool coat and dress project to my class in 2018. The only requirement was to create a coordinating set from 100% wool textiles. At the time, I was heavily influenced by military epaulettes, so I juxtaposed a gentle, mint-colored wool with a strong, golden fringe on the dress. For the coat, I used the same mint fabric and a deep purple plaid. Manipulating the sleeve caps to form a right angle, I created my own version of a “power-coat,” drawing the military inspiration into the coat.