DALLAS, Oct 9, 2008 / FW/ — For her graduation collection, Koesching, Germany-native Johanna Hatzenbuehler created clothing from recycled fabrics.
Inspired by the Iguazu waterfalls in South America waterfalls in South America, Hatzenbuehler combined fluid lines of falling water with traditional Latin cultural aesthetics. The garments included abstracted designs and embroidery details, that were based on the traditional folk embroideries from Latin America.
“I am using vintage-recycled garments, some of which I have hand dyed, as well as airy chiffon and lightweight silks,” commented the Womenswear Design grad who was raised in Reichertshofen, Germany and Houston, TX.
Born and raised in Chicago, Sheiglagh Hawkins is not a stranger to high fashion. Surprisingly enough, moving to South Carolina with its romantic past captured Sheiglagh's imagination. She fell in love with the costumes of the Pre-Civil War era and her love affair with fashion history began.