Finally, the semester is over and so is my Active Sportswear Design class. Five of my students just graduated (the others have one more year to go). The graduating students came from Istanbul to New York to finish their fashion design studies at FIT. The program was especially designed for the exchange students to build upon their previous studies in their home country. During the semester, all students not only designed and created Active Sportswear outfits but also Active Sportswear inspired Street wear.
Well, this means we talked a lot about innovations in textiles and especially about the use of high tech fabrics in Active Sportswear, and we worked a lot on pants, pants, and again pants. I loved it, we had a great time even though ------ the class started at 8 am.
I wish the best of luck to all of my students and congratulations to those who graduated!!!!
Talking about High Tech fabrics and working with students on active sportswear designs, +++ is definitely inspiring. The faux leather was supposed to turn into an evening dress, but then everything changed.
My newest design
Square cut out black soft faux leather sweatshirt with
industrial zipper detail in red and contrasting arrangement of faux leather face with brushed, suede like,
soft, stretch knit backing.
The design combines a clean, elegant style with great
comfort. With its kimono cut and attached sleeves, the extended back, and the
large front pocket it is dressy but keeps its cool attitude.
The all over squared cut outs allow air to pass through the
faux leather and provide great breathability.
My interest in fashion came in second grade, when I saw my father using a nail as an alternative for a lost button to close his trousers. Still in school, I already took classes in couture hand and machine sewing and knitting. I continued designing and sewing garments throughout my whole life. My dream to do what I love so much professionally came true, when I started to study Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where I was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design Summa Cum Laude. Extracurricular Haute Couture and business classes built the foundation for my business SIEVERING Evening, Bridal, and Cocktail that I established in 2006. In 2008, I won the Supima Inaugural Design Competition for the best knit design. In the 2010 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award competition, I was chosen a finalist among Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, et al. I felt more than happy, when, in spring 2013, I got asked to act as Designer Critic and later the same year to also teach Fashion Design at my alma mater.