Gallery 2022 – Allison Ko

Sportswear

Alpine Attitude

Inspired by my lifelong love of skiing, this collection references mountain textures, technical skiwear, and the array of emotions felt. Mid and base layer fabrications are brought to the forefront and combined with upcycled outerwear performance pieces. Details that enhance the wearer’s experience add functionality to dramatic and oversized silhouettes. Two different ski resorts are focused on with their unique qualities and specific associated memories highlighted.

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This image shows a side view of a girl with black hair in the middle of a white background. She is wearing a white and green bodysuit that covers half of her face. She also wears a large orange jacket that is comprised of many smaller orange jackets. Below that, her pant legs are made from olive and neon green jackets.

I found inspiration in the challenge of transforming unwanted jackets into a show-stopping look.

This image shows a 3/4 view of a girl with black hair in the middle of a white background. Most of her face is covered by a bright orange insulated scarf. She wears a large calf-length orange coat decorate with round, long pieces. Her pants show from the bottom of the coat and are a dark green with neon stripe.

This look captures the comfort and joy of my experience learning how to ski as a kid in Kirkwood, California.

This image shows a side view of a girl with black hair in the middle of a white background. She is wearing a white and green bodysuit that covers half of her face. She also wears overalls/ski bib that is different shades of green. She is looking down with her right hand going into the side pocket.

Functionality is found in an elasticized hem, neon accents, and a breathable mesh insert bodysuit.

This image shows a detail shot of the orange jacket. There are different shades of orange shown in the round long pieces that are stuffed with insulation. Each piece is outlined by neon orange piping.

Details include neon orange piping and patchworking of multiple garments stitched together.

This image shows a back view of a girl with black hair in the middle of a white background. She is in movement and is swinging her scarf off to the side out of the frame. She is wearing a large orange jacket that has round long pieces. Below that, her pant legs are made from olive and neon green jackets.

Inspired by mountain moguls, the shapes are both interesting and practical as insulated outerwear.

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Allison Ko

Houston, Texas

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Photographer: Emily Hong

FIT, State University of New York

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