Theresa Deckner a young designer from Pratt Institute is the next rising star in the field of eco-fashion. At the annual Pratt Fashion Show on April 26th her collections simply attracted everyone’s attention.
The young designer presented a collection that sported painted fabrics. The designer chose sustainable fabrics as her canvas and focused on durable and better materials for the environment.
The collection consisted of 80 % organic fiber, made from100% of hemp and hemp blend fabrics sourced from HempTraders. The rest of her fabrics are a mix of up-cycled garments like cashmere sweaters and the leftover pieces of fabrics on her fabric box.
For paint, she used a mixture of acrylic paint and an acrylic polymer emulsion from Golden Artist Colors. This made the paint colorfast and washable, and also allowed retaining a softer hand. Her designs were completely different from one another, with some of them painted with subtle colors that expressed a vibrant outlook.
The best noticeable designs of Deckner included a pale blue and white washed jacket with forest green side panels and an overcoat featuring vibrant hues. She gave modern touches like hot pink piping and clear buttons to her creations. A mint green shaded pants which she dyed by hand was a catchy piece.
For her sustainable and eco-friendly designs she has already received much appreciation from around the fashion world.