© Jillian Coratti 

Updated June 2019

Jilluminati

Maryland Institute College of Art - Fiber Thesis 
Photos by Mike Martin
Statement
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     Self-image and attraction are two elements that can control the way a person dresses. As a maker I am solely responsible for clearly conveying the look the wearer desires through function, fit and style while considering their identity and interests. Simultaneously I’m sharing my own ideas, be it children’s wear, vintage garments or theater costume inspired. By creating customized prints and surface manipulations I am able to individualize every aspect of a garment. Through specifying the visual or functional utilities of a garment, I am able to create fashion concepts, which originate from the fundamentals of costume.