MECAmorphosis 2016

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in drawing, fashion illustration, Maine College of Art | 2 comments

The Textile and Fashion Design Department at Maine College of Art staged their fourth fashion show last Friday, as splashy as ever. My colleague in Illustration, Department Chair Mary Anne Lloyd and I snagged seats next to Jill McGowan, who taught in TAF this year, so faculty pride was brimming!

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I love the diversity of models in all shapes and sizes, many of them students. The fresh looks, too, like “Gray Circles” by Jianna Bennetti ’18, modeled by Theresa Uwamahoro.

Some sights begged a sketch. This is Jianna’s also, modeled by Tanner Skilten.

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Seated at the edge of the hall running between the two ends of the ICA Gallery, I was privy to the action where Alik Versoki photographed the models.

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Is this not totally adorable?

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Spectacular surprise to see illustration student Kat Harris’ piece modeled by classmate, Tyler Eldridge.

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“Armor” by Mina Hodjikj-Smith ’18 was modeled by Bart Powers.

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The models had a blast, trust me.

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Here’s Amelia Walz, my student in IL 322, showing off the vibrant “Feldspar Skirt” by Emily Koerner ’16.

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Stunning details here!

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Illustration alum, Alexis Powers, romped the runway in Stacy Xilom’s “Circle Garment.”

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Alic keeps the models smiling.

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Part II featured the TFD Major’s Collections.

Parker Smedley’s “Play the Game” was pure spirited fun.

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One square of this Napkin Dress by Meg Hudson ’17 features Jill McGowan fabric. Coolest wedding dress ever.

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Jell-O Deluxe by Allison Bonin ’16 featured vivid colors and unique shapes.

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Delighted to see senior illustration student Jesenia Santana model “Erosion” by Emily Koerner ’16.

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The models and designers paraded to a groove for the final walk.

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Allison Bonin is the middle of her Jell-O Deluxe!

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Bravo, designers and to the Textile and Fashion Design Department! You can see way more photos here.

2 Comments

  1. What a fabulous show ! Had wanted to attend but the date got washed away.
    Next year I’ll be sure to mark my calendar.
    Loved all your drawings, Jamie. The way you caught the iridescent shimmer in the two drawings I call “Circle Garment” and “Girl with blue hair” – simply fantastic!

  2. Another fabulous event. Sorry that I didn’t get to meet you.
    Thank you for sharing these fabulous drawings and photos.
    Sarah ( Eden’s mom)

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