Damien Chandra, B.F.A. Fashion Design, was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. Before coming to Academy of Art University Chandra worked as a design assistant for Daniyo Hiyoji womenswear in Indonesia.
Chandra’s graduation collection is inspired by the work of figurative sculptor Willy Verginer. Taking a page from Verginer’s signature style of color blocking and abrupt textural changes, Chandra used a mix of fabrics and colors to create a collection that gives the illusion of being cut apart and sewn back together.
The collection is executed in wool fabrics in polka dot and herringbone patterns, laminated wool, acrylic faux fur, and rayon acetate.
The annual Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show was held San Francisco on May 14, 2015.
Runway Photos by Randy Brooke and Designer Portrait by Rob Curry, courtesy of AAU