Felt Hat

Milkweed Pod

Pheasant Pill Box


Posted on: May 4, 2016
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These hats are a small collection developed during a Millinery class. With these projects I explored the sculptural potential of hats as they relate to Buckram and Felt construction techniques.

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Ashley Wernher-Collins

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BFA Alumni

Major: Textile & Fashion Design

Graduation Year: 2016

Artist Statement:

All individuals are impacted by the passage of time and human experience. There is no identical path of growth or change. Our position at any one moment is shaped by our emotions, relationships, and interactions. We have the choice to embrace or hide who we are. Our actions, coupled with garments, present us with a decision to represent ourselves in what can be a truly personal and meaningful way.

My inspirations evolve primarily from emotional and physical experiences throughout my adulthood. I am moved by moments that indicate the passage of time, transformation, reflection, and connection. Each garment’s custom silhouette, material, and construction articulate these realities. While I maintain an overall sensitivity to color, pattern, and texture, I intentionally incorporate design surprises in my work. I utilize sculptural materials, interrupted patterns, slits, folds, and gathers to move people on visual and tactile journeys. The discovery of small, intricate details in larger, more complex worlds is part of the joy of living.