Senior Collection Tech Design on Kathryn McCarthy's Online Portfolio
Look 4: Chiffon dress with original artwork for engineered print and hand embroidery design.
Senior Collection Tech Design on Kathryn McCarthy's Online Portfolio
Dans la Lune line up and materials
Market Day: buying sheet for tradeshow simulation
Look 6: Silk top, silk wool pants, and chiffon over skirt.
Senior Collection Tech Design on Kathryn McCarthy's Online Portfolio
Look 1: Silk top with original artwork for print repeat and machine stitching on jeans.
Look 2: Chiffon wrap dress with hand embroidery.
Senior Collection Tech Design on Kathryn McCarthy's Online Portfolio
Look 3: Silk top and wool coat with original artwork for engineered print and hand embroidery designs.
Senior Collection Tech Design on Kathryn McCarthy's Online Portfolio
Look 5: Silk skirt with original artwork for print repeat.

Dans La Lune: Senior Collection

April 2017

Dans La Lune is inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and is a women’s designer RTW collection aimed at tenacious women who have reached the top of their field and need clothes that transition easily for every occasion. It is filled with fantasy and magic. Think of a secret garden where fairies flutter from flower to flower unbeknownst to the garden’s keeper and you have the essence of Dans La Lune.

Throughout the design process I was thinking of the big picture down to the tiniest detail. My customer is a busy woman and doesn’t have time to think about what accessories she’s going to wear. She has to jump in a taxi and go to a fundraising event straight from the office! That’s why I planned  and produced a six look collection composed of separates, jewelry, and a clutch so she’ll be covered six days out of the week (she gets Sunday off). So, my customer might throw a jacket over look 6 while she’s at work, but she’ll keep the removable necklace and the wrap skirt in her bag for later that evening.

Here’s how the production process worked:

  • Drafted production patterns, fit samples on models, and created tech packs within 1 1/2 months.
  • Illustrated two original prints and collaborated with DPI print services to create the textiles.
  • Developed and executed six beading/embroidery designs, eleven jewelry designs, and the clutch.
  • Constructed the collection within two months allowing for fittings in the final fabrics.