Gallery 2021 – Alexandra Betancourt

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Alexandra Betancourt

Sportswear

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Photo 1

A retinal detachment requiring multiple surgeries is the inspiration for this collection. Featured are an eye motif and logo. “ALEX” offers an insight into the design process for this work. 

Photo 2

The front view shows a wool-cashmere coat and pants with cotton button down shirt. The eye motif logo is spray-painted using a hand cut stencil.

Photo 3

The back view shows a wool-cashmere coat and pants. Suede detailing on top and bottom of the coat with hand-embroidered blanket stitch. Decorative seams inspired by the eye motif logo.

Photo 4

Front view shows a cotton button down shirt with wool cashmere pants. The eye motif logo is spray-painted using a hand cut stencil.

Photo 5

Back view shows cotton button down shirt with wool cashmere pants. The eye motif logo is spray-painted using a hand cut stencil.

Wool cashmere coat and pants with a cotton button-down shirt. The eye motif logo is spray-painted. Suede detailing on the back of coat with hand embroidered blanket stitch. Decorative seams inspired by the logo.

Meet the Designer

Betancourt, Alexandra

Alexandra Betancourt

Miami, Florida
Sportswear

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No medium has hypnotized me like the manipulation of fabric. Fabric provides possibilities that I love exploring and has such an important purpose in society. It connects designers to everybody in the world and I want to feel connected. I design for the female figure; it fascinates me. I have always had an appreciation for clothing and fashion and, as a young girl, I designed and sewed outfits for my dolls. My love for construction grew as I created costumes for cosplay, the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or game. I chose sportswear because it gave me the freedom to explore the more costumey aspects of design and construction. My design aesthetic has many forms and takes on several personalities, however, I always design with clean, precisely thought-out lines and silhouettes.

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