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Modern Vintage Tweed Jacket

Added Apr 17, 2014

by JPGagnon

Grand Rapids, Mi...






A jacket made of silver/grey/charcoal/black/white tweed that was paired with a navy ponte knit dress for my senior collection runway show. The jacket features short kimono sleeves, shoulder pads, a full lining, collar/lapel, peplum, and a chain closure.

I chose the artist Zao Wou-Ki as inspiration for my collection for this year’s show. He was a Chinese artist who traveled to Paris to pursue art on his own terms. The abstract paintings he created start as chaos and then become form, often mirroring the act of creation itself. It was in his paintings that celebrate life, that my spiritual collection, “The Fine Line,” was created. This collection discusses the thin border between life and death and why we should be celebrating the human spirit everyday.

Using one of Zao Wou-Ki’s untitled paintings I created my color palette and then hand painted some of my fabrics in his style. I wanted this collection to focus on wearable creativity. My collection takes lady-like silhouettes and gives them a quirky twist. This final undergrad collection was an exploratory and personal journey for me created with a lot of love, curiosity, and expression.

Runway Video:
Photograph by Mike Burgess (




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    May 9, 2014, 08.38 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Great jacket (and those shoes!) : )

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    Apr 23, 2014, 01.55 AMby nrobson

    looks great, sculptural

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    Apr 22, 2014, 03.42 AMby ElyseMakala

    Oooh I want this jacket bad!!!

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    Apr 19, 2014, 10.18 AMby Inga 888

    love this jacket, so chic

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    Apr 18, 2014, 05.18 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous, i love the shape of this and the fabrics fab x

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