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S U B W A Y O R C H I D


SHE IS NEVER AN AVERAGE PASSENGER.

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S U B W A Y O R C H I D


SHE IS NEVER AN AVERAGE PASSENGER.

A knitwear collection of garments and swatches inspired by a mysteriously-quiet yet wild thirty-something woman by the name of Orchid who travels back and forth between Brooklyn and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Regulars see her on the subway all the time, but know not a thing about her. These designs were created using 3-gauge and 7-gauge double-bed Swiss Dubied machines— As well as a 1.5 gauge double-bed Flying Tiger machine from China. With these machines I created a variety of rib-knits with various configurations and techniques such as racking, full and half-cardigan, milano ribs, and more. I also performed a series of stitch-transferring techniques to create fully-fashioned shaping for the each garment piece in areas such as the necklines, and raglan sleeves. I drafted the garment patterns from scratch, and worked to create them in fitted, wearable form.