A fashion graduate on the cusp of her career could do far worse than a nod of approval from Cathy Horyn of The New York Times. Lina Fedirko received such an auspicious sendoff when her senior thesis graced the annual Pratt Fashion Show, which was juried by industry insiders like Horyn, costume designer William Ivey Long, InStyle’s Hal Rubenstein, and style doyenne Iris Apfel. Fedirko’s Scandinavian-inspired “Seamless Aim” collection received an honorable mention for its avant-garde ingenuity, including two-dimensional “flat-pack” shapes that become three-dimensional when worn.
Inspired by Swedish functionalism and the graceful geometry of the Suprematism art movement, the flat, one-piece garments are designed to “address the body in more than one way,” Fedirko says. “Through its structural flexibility and specific pattern shape, each item is meant to evoke creativity within the wearer and promote the concept of customization.”
The flat, one-piece garments are designed to address the body in more than one way.
Sustainability-wise, Fedirko used fabrics such as organic hemp/silk charmeuse, organic hemp twill, organic merino wool, and organic cotton jersey. Because remnants from cutting the outer fabric are cannibalized for the lining, the designs are also virtually zero waste. And since each piece is completely flat, Seamless Aim has applications beyond clothing. “You can apply it to a space or an object, like a curtain or wall design,” she says.