Written by Christian St. Germaine
The Cornell Fashion Collective provides an outlet for talented Cornell students to showcase their individuality through experimentation and design. For Junior designer Katherine Williams from New Jersey, CFC allows her the freedom to be creative in while pursuing something she loves. While attending school in New Jersey, she discovered her passion for fine arts with a focus on sculpture. Now majoring in Fiber Science with a minor in Architecture, she finds inspiration through the intermixing of three-dimensional structure with human form.
For Katherine, each design is more similar to artwork than clothing, with the intention to let the human wear the form rather than the form fit to the human. Her interests in Architecture add certain influences on structure, shape, and form, allowing for creation of unique conceptual fashion.
This year she plans to utilize the theme “Ensemble” for her pieces in the Cornell Fashion Show, with inspiration for the theme stemming from the idea that the human body functions much like an orchestra. Her work will examine the relationship between musical instruments and their connection to the human form. Katherine is excited for the chance to showcase her pieces at the upcoming fashion show this spring, and can’t wait to see the wonderful work of her fellow designers.
Written by Christian St. Germaine, @csaint66 on Instagram