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Katie Watson: “After Party”

For my senior collection, After Party, I upcycle vintage table linens and various home textiles that have been used and loved for decades and may be deemed no longer useful to the owner. Over the past couple of months, I have been collecting pieces from women in my family, friends, and other members of the community. My plan is to not only repurpose these textiles in a sustainable effort, but to also restore their aesthetic, historical and sentimental value. Most of my pieces vary in shades of ivory and incorporate embroidery and prints of organic, soft shapes such as flowers, leaves and animals. This collection would not be possible without the help of the women who have not only donated textiles, but have supported me tremendously along the way. I am honored to incorporate them into my designs.