Thesis Collection/Untitled by Bettina Wagner

Pratt Institute

School of Design, BFA Fashion Design

Project Name: Thesis Collection/Untitled

My thesis collection is focused on wanting to hold on to how I felt as a child. I began looking at my upbringing through family scrapbook albums, which then led me to explore interests of mine from my childhood. I heavily researched one of my favorite movies The Sound of Music and some of my favorite artists such as Cher and Dolly Parton and used them as a starting point to inform different textile and silhouette ideas. I was heavily inspired by the idea of playing dress up and wanted to create garments that could translate this idea to my current age and style. This collection is whimsical, eclectic, and meant to evoke a sense of personal nostalgia.