Gallery 2021 – Sarah Dexter

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Sarah Dexter

Knitwear

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Photo 1

Long hand-knit merino wool voluminous hooded coat sculpted with jersey rolls over hand-loomed embellished intarsia knit top and shorts. Look accessorized with hand-loomed attachable thigh-high socks and long gloves. Handmade embellishments include gold leaf buttons and discs created from discarded DVD fragments.

Photo 2

Sculpted hand-knit coat with organza panel laden with reflective inlaid with fragments of discarded DVDs. Wool intarsia knit top and shorts paired with attachable thigh-high socks and long gloves.

Photo 3

Merino wool sculpted hand-knit long coat with sheer organza panel and embellishments made from discarded DVD fragments.

Photo 4

Intarsia knit top and shorts with embroidery details, paired with long gloves and thigh-high socks. Handmade custom gold leaf buttons.

Photo 5

Hidden buttonholes in the fold-over hem of shorts and sleeves. Handmade, custom gold leaf buttons created by designer.

Merino wool full-length knit coat with organza panel and DVD fragment embellishments. Intarsia knit top and shorts with coordinating long gloves and thigh-high socks. Video shot in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Meet the Designer

Dexter, Sarah

Sarah Dexter

Fairbanks, Alaska
Knitwear

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My fashion design journey almost never happened. After high school, I entered the medical field and worked as an MRI technologist for approximately 15 years.  I supported my partner as he pursued his graduate education. Once he completed his studies, the possibility for me to explore other aspects of my identity and creative interests unfolded.  With encouragement (arm twisting) from my spouse, I decided to pursue a fashion design degree.  During my time at FIT, I have drawn upon my experiences while growing up in Alaska, where the natural beauty and unique environment have inspired me to explore innovative, sustainable, and ethical design techniques.  Knitwear seems to capture both my “form and function” sensibilities which are firmly rooted in my Alaskan experiences and have informed my feminine utilitarian aesthetic.  Thus, while my fashion design journey almost never happened, I am grateful that it is finally beginning!

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