INTIMUS explores sensuality and toys with constraint, organic forms, and the female form. My research process led me in three main directions: the work of sculptor Ruth Asawa, Victorian-era undergarments, and Roman mosaics. Through these sources, I developed ideas of concelament and openness which led to the collections theme: intimacy. I then proceeded with material
Matthew Velasco is a New York City-based knitwear designer, artist, and writer. His work inspires conversations around the female form and challenges traditional notions of womenswear and knitwear. He creates purposeful, narrative-driven work that is not only thought provoking, but also wearable and digestible for the everyday. Matthew is enamored with textile design, and focuses on creating interesting materials through a variety of free from machine and hand knitting techniques. Matthew will graduate from Parsons School of Design in May 2022,receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts in Fashion Design.