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Abigail Schraufnagel

Artist Bio

I have always been drawn to the arts. I started drawing and painting when I was a child and as I got older my interests broadened to include other mediums. I’ve always been fascinated by fashion but never had the patience to pursue garment construction so I drew my designs and explored other art forms. After completing my bachelor's degree and experiencing life in the workforce for a few years, I decided to throw caution to the wind and finally try my hand at fashion design.

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Artist Statement

My collection was initially inspired by photographs of dye clouds suspended in water and evolved into an exploration of texture, material, and color. The organic evolution of a design is my favorite aspect of the process, editing throughout to make the look better. The finished garment is somewhat different than what I initially envisioned, acquiring a life of its own. That’s what makes design exciting.

Designer Looks

Viscose foundation, silk gauze shell, hand-dyed and woven wool roving cape

Viscose foundation, silk gauze shell, hand painted and appliqued paper flowers

Viscose foundation, silk gauze shell, hand dyed and appliqued feather cape

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