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Maggie Jarrett

Selcouth: 2020 Designer Showcase

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Maggie Jarrett

Senior, Industrial Design

Concept Statement: “MOD” is a collection highlighting the impact people have on the world with a nod towards the 60’s mod style. The 60’s were a time where the status quo was challenged, with social and technological change that mirrors what society is going through today. Technology became widely available to the consumer, which had detrimental effects on the environment and completely changed our lifestyles. This collection was created using mostly natural fibers as well as other recyclable/recycled materials to create human-inspired motifs.

What were the main fabric or fabric manipulation processes you used in your garments?

I tried to use only natural fibers and recyclable materials. I used a lot of cotton twill, regular cotton, and focused mainly on the construction and tailoring of the garments as well as developing a strong motif.

What will you take away from your time working with Art2Wear?

I learned so much about sewing, construction techniques, and fabric manipulation this semester. I am so thankful to have had access to all the tools that made this possible in the fibers department. What I will take away from this experience is to never doubt yourself and to never stop pushing yourself to go further than you think you can with your designs.

How has Covid-19 affected your collection, if at all?

By having to work through things by myself, I gained more confidence in my abilities.

I’d like to give a special thanks to all my models for helping me bring these designs to life and for sitting through endless fittings, my parents, and friends. I want to give a special thanks to my professors Precious Lovell and Adrienne McKenzie for helping me through this process and teaching me the skills I needed to complete my collection and continue working after college.

Maggie Jarrett

Maggie Jarrett

Senior, Industrial Design

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