My BFA apparel collection began with a dissection of my own wardrobe. A couple drawers contained my stained, threadbare and beloved hiking gear, while dresses and blouses in pristine condition hung in my closet. The dichotomy between the two became the inspiration for my senior thesis. This collection seeks to combine these two genres of clothing, abandoning the general sentiment that one needs proper, technical gear, in order to engage with the natural world.

This collection is made completely out of second-hand material. T These textiles have since been dyed with foraged willow, and rusted metal. Through this body of work I challenge current value systems by highlighting the tension between garments that are "clean" and those that are "dirty."