Thanks for All of the Support

Hey Everyone!  I just wanted to say thanks for all of the support for the MUUSE x Vogue competition.

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At the end I did not make it into the top 50 but I did get almost 500 votes which is more than I ever could have imagined!  Thank you again everyone who voted for me

and helped to spread the word.  It is great to know that I have so much support!

If you hadn’t noticed, my website got a makeover!  Be sure to check out the new and improved catherinequirk.com

Vote for my Collection on MUUSE x VOGUE TALENTS

I know its been a while since I have posted last….however in all of the chaos of the senior fashion show, graduation, my internship, and moving back to the US , my blog was inevitably neglected.  I have finally found a couple of minutes to catch you all up on the past 2 months of my life!

First things first, I recently applied and was accepted to a competition with MUUSE x Vogue Talents.  The competition is called the Young Vision Award and is sponsored by MUUSE and Vogue.  If I get enough votes I could qualify to win a spread in Vogue and have the opportunity to have my collection produced and sold through MUUSE.   Please check out my senior thesis knitwear collection titled THE FRACTAL FACE OF CHAOS and vote:)  You can vote either through facebook or by using your email.  Feel free to spread the word to anyone and everyone that you know!  Any and all votes are appreciated!!!!!!!

Grazie Mille!

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http://www.muuse.com/#!vogue2013/313-catherine-quirk

^ click on the link above to view and vote! ^

 At the end of May all of the FIT MILAN 4th year students finished our senior thesis collections and presented them in a Fashion Show.  All of our family and friends were able to come and view everything that we have been working so hard on all year long.  The video is still in the process of being edited but I will post is as soon as it is ready so that you all can view the whole show.  It was an amazing end and tribute to our 4 years of hard work.  Below are images from the show of my 4 looks.

All of my looks were knit on ShimaSeki machines in 100% mercerized cotton donated by Filoscozia.  All of the color in my collection I dyed myself.  I developed and produced the print on the leggings.  If you have been following my other blog posts you may be familiar with a lot of these pieces.

Enjoy:)

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 check out the entire fashion show on VOGUE.IT >> click here

After graduation I had an incredible internship at a knitwear studio in Milan, Isabella Francese also known as IF Design Studio.  It was an incredible experience where I was able to design stitches and sweaters for some of the most high end brands in Italy.

I am back in the United States now heading out to NYC next week in search of a job.  I will be sure to keep you all posted in the days/weeks to come!

The Future of Fashion

Wednesday May 1st was the Future of Fashion BFA Fashion Show at FIT in New York.  One of the looks in my collection was shipped from Milan to be in the show!  Out of over 200 fashion design graduates of the class of 2013,  90 were chosen from the specializations of Knitwear, Sportswear, Lingerie, Special Occasion, and Children’s wear to have their looks walk down the catwalk at the show.  I was extatcic to be able to be a part of the show in New York all the way from Milan.

 Click Here to see a video of the show.  If you dont have time to watch the entire thing, my look comes out at 11:14

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Senior Thesis Critique

Last week we had a meeting with our critic Professor Debora Sinibaldi to show her the progress of our collections and discuss any changes or additions that need to be made.  My 4 looks are all getting much closer to being finished as the show approaches.  The FIT Milan Senior Show will be Wednesday May 29th!  Here are some photos from the critique, a ‘sneak peak’ if you will of the development of my collection.  I am not going to explain in detail the photos because I do not want to give to much away!!

Enjoy

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Shipping my Knitwear off to NYC for the BFA Fashion Show

The past couple of days I have been working nonstop to get one of my garments ready in time to send it to NYC for the FIT BFA Fashion Show.  This year they are representing some garments from the FIT Milan program in the show!  It is a huge honor to be able to show my garments in both the New York and Milan shows.  I was able to finish my first look just in time to be shipped off to NYC.  Heres a sneak peek ….

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This look is an oversized knit sweater with a pointed stitch that I designed on the ShimaSeki electronic knitting machines.  The sweater is made of 100% mercerized cotton that was donated to me from FiloScozia.  After the sweater is knit I hand dyed and hand painted it.  The tights in the final look below are made from the print that I developed in my screen printing class in Lake Como.    You can look to my creative portfolio to better understand the concept behind my collection:)

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