Fashion student Jessica Stahl mixes knitwear, coloration, prints in unique designs: Fashion Flash (pictures, video) – (weblog)

Jessica Stahl, 20, Shaker Heights

Fashion design student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York


Finding out:

I am learning style design. I specialize in knitwear. I prefer to work with coloration. I've studied coloration principle, how colours work collectively and the way they make us really feel. At our final critique, my clothes rack was one of many solely ones filled with coloration. So many individuals design in all black. Utilizing coloration might be seen as taking a threat. I've additionally labored in optical phantasm. I attempt to introduce components that trick the attention. I will be doing an internship this summer time and I will be a senior in the autumn. I will be engaged on a senior assortment. It ought to be thrilling.

Staying in New York:

I hope to remain there. So most of the design jobs are there. Final summer time I labored for Alice + Olivia. I used to be a part of the knitwear crew. I liked working with the designers. It was an amazing surroundings. There may be a lot to study by working for different folks.


I nearly switched majors till I found knitting. I actually like engaged on the college's outdated knitting machines from the '70s. They're form of a ache until you get on their good aspect. They work with outdated time punch playing cards. I just like the Honest Isle strategy of knitting patterns with a number of colours. There may be some math concerned in creating patterns and determining what number of stitches per inch and what number of rows per inch.

Model and designs:

I like taking components of avenue put on and incorporating colours into my knitwear. I do not actually fall into a selected area of interest. I combine numerous components and I have been in every single place with my look. I am impressed by Japanese tradition and now I am geared towards sporting no matter I like and that I discover attention-grabbing. I all the time have a look at coloration first once I store. I am open to making an attempt new issues.

Fashion evolution:

I used to be actually into making jewellery in highschool. I needed to do extra style however did not actually know learn how to sew. I went to Pratt and issues simply kind of occurred. I all the time knew I needed to design. As a backup, Pratt additionally has a great wonderful arts division and I'd've studied jewellery. I used to be all the time good at making stuff, even toys once I was little.


If I did not make it then I in all probability obtained it at a thrift retailer or it is a hand-me-down from my mom. I actually like her garments. I additionally make numerous styling items, just like the T-shirts I put on beneath my sweaters. After taking a sustainability class I am not shopping for any quick style.


I haven't got numerous time to do something aside from style.


I am impressed by numerous artwork actions and different kinds of artwork like op artwork. Issues from different time intervals additionally encourage me. My newest assortment was impressed by my grandparent's basement and the way it was adorned. I took numerous footage of it. That is the place the inspiration for the yellow outfit I am sporting in right this moment's photograph shoot got here from. I take footage of something with sample and coloration that strikes me. With every of my collections, I exploit a unique coloration palette and a broader vary of mixtures.


My mom influences me. She's somebody I look as much as and I like taking a look at outdated images of her and seeing what my household used to put on. My lecturers and the completely different components of the trade that they arrive from additionally affect me.

Icons, designers or manufacturers:

I gravitate towards any manufacturers with large knitwear influences. Missoni and Issey Miyake each use sturdy textiles. That attracts my consideration. I additionally like Moschino and the collaboration with Jeremy Scott.


I attempt to eat wholesome. After I'm in town, I stroll in every single place. It is powerful as a result of if I am engaged on one thing, particularly if I am knitting, I is likely to be sitting for days. I preserve it in thoughts and attempt to stroll as a substitute of paying for transportation. The one drawback is that it is actually arduous on my footwear.


I used to assume that approach, that there are guidelines. Now, if I prefer it, I am going to put on it. Should you like one thing, you should not have to fret about guidelines.


Whilst you're sporting what makes you cheerful, don't fret about what anybody thinks or concerning the traits.

Pet peeves:

It bothers me when folks do not know what they're shopping for and the place it comes from they usually do not care. It is the issue with disposable quick style. Some folks purchase lots as a result of it is low-cost and find yourself probably not sporting it after which simply throwing it away.

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I am all the time in search of traits and concepts. I have a look at what folks put on, their footwear and their make-up and hair.

Flash Favorites

Place on Earth: My grandparent's home.

Shade: Pink or yellow.

Cleveland Restaurant: Pacific East.

Salty or candy: Candy.

Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate.

Make-up: Kat von D.

Shoe model: Clarks.

Canine or cats: Canine.

Espresso or tea: Each.

Cannot reside with out: Sweet.

Most valuable factor: Household and pals.

Spirit animal: A sloth.

Morning individual or night time owl: Evening owl.

Film, e-book or TV present: The Inbetweeners, It is a actually humorous British present.

Responsible pleasure: Netflix. I watch whereas I am hand knitting or crocheting.

Junk meals: Candy Tart Ropes. I can solely discover them in one Walgreens close to my college. It is just like purple licorice however higher with the chalky candy tart stuff in the center.

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