Life is vibrant when you view the glass as half full.  In this collection Paige wanted to portray the sense of a classy party through playful and vibrant ready-to-wear designs that were also sleek and classic.  As well as ready-to-wear designs she developed an avant garde design from the inspiration.


These watercolor illustrations are a part of a piece that was created for a fashion show in spring 2019.  Paige was asked to create a design for a fashion show inspired by biome types.  This artic collection explored the human reactions to chilling temperatures. 



Flower grow back after the harshest winters and they grow back stronger than ever.  Inspiration for these illustration was taken from the delicate strength of florals.


During Spring semester of Paige's junior year of college she had the opportunity to participate in a study away course in New York City.  These illustrations are my reflection on the things Paige fell in love with while in the city.


The 1960's was full of inventions that shaped the technologies we know today.  From one of the first CAD software's, to the first version of a CD, to the Polaroid, the things we enjoy today have their roots in the 60's.

This collection start on the left with how a friend perceives Paige's personality and the garments progress to the right across the page to become more of what Paige thinks her personality is.  She created designs that fits into the mood board a friend made to describe her and then transformed the designs as she moved across the page to put more of herself into each one based on designing garments that fit into the environment created by the mood boards that were created.



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Paige was asked to create a collection of illustrations and used the opportunity to incorporate her knowledge of print design into the illustrations.  She incorporated the print she designed by hand and by Photoshop methods.


The striking yet simple contrast of black pen on white paper, experimentation with markers and colored pencil, and the whimsical appearance of watercolor are different techniques Paige has used to render her unique illustration style.

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