In 2015, EYEONDesign, llc. conducted a candid, casual phone interview with Project Runway Season 14 contestant, Merline Labissiere entitled "The Influence of Architecture on Fashion Design."
Merline Labissiere's destiny was to be an architect when she enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). However, soon thereafter, she could no longer ignore
her other passion: fashion design. Due to having a love for both architecture and fashion design, Merline received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion with a background in architecture. As a matter of fact, having an architectural education, which she also acquired at Miami Dade College prior to attending SCAD, further strengthened her conviction to promote a unique design aesthetic, which fuses architecture with fashion design.
So, what does this fusion look like? Merline's design aesthetic is clearly reflected in her 2016 Fall Collection, which is a women's wear brand for today's creative, "on-the-go" woman. Throughout this collection, geometric shapes, minimal lines and monochromatic color palettes are cohesively weaved together to effectively express Merline's design statement. Her cultural background was another element that played a vital role in the development of the collection, since satellite views of the island of Haiti inspired the shapes that were incorporated throughout. To see more looks from Merline's 2016 Fall Collection, go to www.merlinelabissiere.com .
This Miami, Florida native also started a non-profit company, Provoke Style Fashion Camp Corporation, which is currently based in Savannah, Georgia. Through this company's program(s), teens are given the opportunity to not only learn about fashion design, but also to sharpen their sewing skills. Go to http://www.provokestyle.org to discover the various ways that Provoke Style Fashion Camp is serving its community.
Note: All images of Merline Labissiere and her designs/collection are courtesy of Merline Labissiere.
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