Designer Spotlight: Stephanie Laginestra

Captured by Ben Parker, @bxpphoto on Instagram

Captured by Ben Parker, @bxpphoto on Instagram

Written by Melisa Kreismanis, @melisakreismanis on Instagram.

Stephanie Langinestra is a Junior designing for the Cornell Fashion Collective’s 35th Annual Runway Show. She is an experienced Level 3 designer from the town of Fairfield, Connecticut and this will be her third year participating in the show. Langiestra is an Apparel Design major in the College of Human Ecology, and she is eager to showcase her five pieces and to exhibit her distinctive style.

Captured by Ben Parker, @bxpphoto on Instagram

Captured by Ben Parker, @bxpphoto on Instagram

Throughout the design process, I’ve had the ability to explore shape and structure and see how it is used in clothing to portray various emotions and ideas.

As a Level 3 designer, Langinestra had the freedom to focus her collection towards her own topic of interest. Her collection concentrates on three dimensional structure and space, inspired by the architecture and the commonalities between various forms of art. Langinestra wanted to bring attention to the idea that all art forms, whether it be fashion design or architecture, use dimensionality to create an emotional or thought provoking effect.

Captured by Ben Parker, @bxpphoto on Instagram

Captured by Ben Parker, @bxpphoto on Instagram

The collection uses a subtle color palette of blacks, whites, greys, and blues in order to highlight the shape of the garments and create a strong emphasis on three dimensional structure. Langinestra is excited to see how her designs are going to be read by the audience and how people will interpret her collection.

Cornell Fashion Collective

Cornell Fashion Collective, Human Ecology Building T-51, Ithaca, NY, 14853, United States of America