Katty Hoelck's collections is inspired by California wild fires. Affected by a fire in her own hometown Katty remembers looking at the burnt orange skies and feeling like it was the end of the world. Seeing everything covered in ashes she started to think about the idea of home and belonging to a place and ownership. For her senior thesis collection at Parsons she used the fabricated story of building your own house and burning it down. She used the sustainable AirDye technology in four out of her five looks. Fabrics are printed on both sides, thus allowing her to leave the garments unlined and still maintain a sophisticated look. She also printed her sheer fabrics which creates an interesting look of solid on one side and print on the other that comes through as the model walks wearing the garment.
Below are her lookbook photos.
This is her AirDye printed, 100% recycled fiber ultrasuede vest with sky print and airplane motif.
Below is an AirDye printed 100% recycled fiber textile fused to neoprene and sewn with layers of mesh and organza trim. The trousers are also printed ultrasuede. The inside is printed with a solid color.
AirDye printed pleated organza top in "Burn" print with black rubberized painted edges.