AAU_naomi_sutton_F1018Naomi Sutton
MFA, Academy of Art University

DALLAS, Mar 21, 2010 / FW/ — If you’re thinking of Little House on the Prairie when you saw Naomi Sutton’s graduation collection, you hit it right! MFA graduate Naomi Sutton was inspired by the prairie silhouettes, 19th century undergarments and her growing up years on a hobby farm.

“I wanted the collection to portray a bit of a farm girl,” says Sutton who collaborated with BFA Technical Design students Lindsey Gong, Jackie Nguyen, Kendy Morton and I-Wen Chen to create this collection.

Born in LeCenter, Minnesota, Naomi Sutton graduated from Mankato West High School in 1998, took classes at Northern Arizona University, and received her BFA in Printmaking from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia in 2003. After graduation, she stayed in Australia for six months before traveling to (and surfing in) Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Nantucket and Hawaii.

During her travels, she learned to knit, crochet, weave and sew from local artisans. While completing the MFA program at Academy of Art University for Fashion Design and Textile Design, Naomi drew upon her knowledge of printmaking for her thesis collection.

She included intaglio style etchings and used a clean silhouette with fabrics such as cotton, silk organza, wool, wool jersey, and velvet.

Photos by Randy Brooke, courtesy of AAU

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010