Garrison '14 Collection at New York Fashion Week
Margaret Garrison's collection, Halftime
Margaret Garrison '14 is a recent graduate from the Maryland Institue College of Art (MICA). Margaret graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts majoring in Textiles and Fiber - and spent most of her time focusing on apparel design. On September 7, Margaret's newest collection, Halftime, will be showcased during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) at Pier 59 in New York City.
Learn more below about Margaret's education, experience, and her upcoming showcase at NYFW. You can also explore more of her work at www.margaretgarrison.com.
Margaret Garrison '14
The Fiber department at MICA focused more on technique and conceptual thinking - allowing me to use those tools into my more focused designs. I also worked in MICA's Digital Fabrication Studio for two years. I spent much time down there learning the ins and outs about 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting, and different ways about bringing digital design into the world as a tangible object.
My passion for apparel design has always been inspired by new and traditional textile techniques and digital fabrication. During my undergrad, I had an internship at Under Armour, designed a red carpet look for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and showcased at MICA's Annual Benefit Fashion, DC Fashion Week, and MICA's Experimental Fashion Show.
I am currently putting the final touches on a new collection, Half Time, that will be showing at New York Fashion Week in September for Spring/Summer 2020. This new collection is inspired by sportswear, jumpsuits, and uniforms. I have 3D printed and incorporated oversized zippers into many of my looks. I wanted to mix the traditional closure of a zipper and the fabrication world by 3D printing these parts to create an assembly.
I am still using traditional methods of making by incorporating pleating, hand-dyed fabrics, coiling, and piecing. My color palette for SS2020 is very bright, using neon colors, and references outdoor gear and sportswear with materials such as ripstop, nylon, and mesh.