Justin Moreno and Namrata Bhandari presented their Menswear Design X Textile Design Collaboration at the Academy of Art University 2016 Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco on May 11th, 2016.
Justin Moreno, B.F.A. Menswear Design, is a San Francisco native. His designs combine a dichotomy of Eastern and Western traditions as well as blending the lines between masculine and feminine. Drawstring pants bring a sporty edge, while oversized and distressed garments provide a laid back ease. His has worked at A.C.T.’s The Costume Shop, Native Graphix Screen Printing, N.I.C.E Collective, and Scissors and Cloth.
Namrata Bhandari, M.F.A. Textile Design, grew up in Mumbai, India. Before her start at the University, she earned a B.F.A. in fashion design in Mumbai, and worked for Miroglio Textiles in Italy. Her experience includes interning at 109F and earning the title of Assistant Designer at Linarika in Mumbai. She took her inspiration for the textiles from the swirling floral fabric typically seen on the skater girls in Kabul. Silk velvet baseball caps, burnout French terry hoodies, and silk jumpsuits elevate this collection and take it from streetwear to streetluxe.
Photos Source: Academy of Art University