This fashion line, by design student Yuichi Ozaki, was awarded first place in the Bilbao International Art & Fashion competition. The fashions explored the theme of illusion and origami. A surprise was in place as the models unzipped / unbuttoned their jackets and works of art appeared. This surprise attribute showcased the importance of originality and detail in design and how far that aspect can go when using textiles.
A goal of Yuichi Ozaki was to appeal to the five senses while not compromising design. To achieve this, various materials were incorporated into the designs, including wool, felt, printed cotton, velvet, and engraved leather. Using these materials with various textures and sheens added interest in both the visual and tactile senses.
This collection is a great example of design greatness in the way that it carries such important attributes, including detail, visual interest and tactile experience, all of which can be carried through to so many avenues of design, including architecture.
Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.