F@B 2019 ANNUAL FASHION SHOW
Kasia Hope is a RISD sophomore studying Textiles with a special interest in fine arts and apparel. Much of her work draws from Polish history and her hometown, Warsaw. When not busy in studio, she can be found at acapella practice or working as a Teaching Assistant and Orientation Leader.
Her collection is composed of four looks, each of which is in conversation with Polish folk costume and silhouettes from the Romantic Era. The garments are exaggerated in different ways and are made of soft, comforting materials. Machine knit pieces and other modern elements are included to add a contemporary twist to traditionally woven folkwear.
Laura Perlmutter is a Brown freshman planning on concentrating in Chemistry and Visual Arts. As the youngest of four children, Laura decided to create her own clothing rather than compete with her siblings in sports. She also enjoys reading, baking, and watching a concerning amount of TV in her free time.
Three pieces make up her collection, all of which are minimalist in style and color. Linen was the main fabric used to create an essence of breathability and an organic and flowing structure. The black and white garments further a sense of both figurative and literal transparency.
Alexandra Rempe is a junior studying neuro-biology, and double majoring in RISD Apparel Design. She began remaking and designing clothes at the age 16. Growing up, she had had a lot of surgery done and as a result, one day aspires to become a doctor. Her line is called “genes” as it is a reference to the merge between her love for science and her love for design.
Her collection is inspired by her Dad’s love for denim and her RISD classmates who are always willing to help her learn and think of new ideas. Over the years, Alexandra has learnt new techniques and looked at ways to create sustainable fashion. Her line is a combination of reworked denim and pieces that she has done at RISD.