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



I am learning style design. I specialize in knitwear. I wish 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 may be seen as taking a danger. I've additionally labored in optical phantasm. I attempt to introduce parts that trick the attention. I will be doing an internship this summer season and I will be a senior in the autumn. I will be engaged on a senior assortment. It needs to be thrilling.

Staying in New York:

I hope to remain there. So most of the design jobs are there. Final summer season I labored for Alice + Olivia. I used to be a part of the knitwear staff. I cherished working with the designers. It was an awesome atmosphere. There may be a lot to study by working for different individuals.


I virtually switched majors till I found knitting. I actually like engaged on the college's outdated knitting machines from the '70s. They're type of a ache except you get on their good facet. They work with outdated time punch playing cards.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 parts of road put on and incorporating colours into my knitwear. I do not actually fall into a specific area of interest. I combine a variety of parts and I have been far and wide with my look. I am impressed by Japanese tradition and now I am geared towards carrying no matter I like and that I discover fascinating. I at all times have a look at coloration first after I store. I am open to attempting new issues.

Fashion evolution:

I used to be actually into making jewellery in highschool. I wished to do extra style however did not actually know how one can sew. I went to Pratt and issues simply type of occurred. I at all times knew I wished to design. As a backup, Pratt additionally has a very good nice arts division and I'd've studied jewellery. I used to be at all times good at making stuff, even toys after I was little.


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


I haven't got a variety of time to do something aside from style.


I am impressed by a variety of artwork actions and different kinds of artwork like op artwork. Issues from different time durations additionally encourage me. My newest assortment was impressed by my grandparent's basement and the way it was adorned. I took a variety of footage of it. That is the place the inspiration for the yellow outfit I am carrying in at the moment's picture shoot got here from. I take footage of something with sample and coloration that strikes me. With every of my collections, I take advantage of 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 academics and the totally different elements of the business 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. Once I'm in the town, I stroll in every single place. It is robust as a result of if I am engaged on one thing, particularly if I am knitting, I could be sitting for days. I maintain it in thoughts and attempt to stroll as an alternative of paying for transportation. The one drawback is that it is actually laborious on my footwear.


I used to suppose that means, that there are guidelines. Now, if I prefer it, I am going to put on it. If you happen to like one thing, you should not have to fret about guidelines.


When you're carrying what makes you content, don't be concerned about what anybody thinks or in regards to the traits.

Pet peeves:

It bothers me when individuals do not know what they're shopping for and the place it comes from and so they do not care. It is the issue with disposable quick style. Some individuals purchase rather a lot as a result of it is low cost and find yourself not likely carrying it after which simply throwing it away.

You may inform rather a lot about somebody by taking a look at their...

I am at all times in search of traits and concepts. I have a look at what individuals 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 dwell with out: Sweet.

Most valuable factor: Household and mates.

Spirit animal: A sloth.

Morning individual or night time owl: Night time 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 much like crimson licorice however higher with the chalky candy tart stuff in the center.

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