Gallery 2022 – Korryn Hart

Special Occasion

Beauty Within a Lifetime

In the fashion industry, beauty is perceived by how youthful you can look, how many years you can “shave off,” and how long you can keep an “adolescent glow.” My collection is meant to break the industry away from ageist stereotypes, as life is meant to display and celebrate the different transitions of Beauty Within a Lifetime. This collection is dedicated to my grandmother.

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A tea-length dress with a classically tailored cropped jacket with exaggerated leg-of-mutton sleeves,  embellished with beige beading pearls on the hemline of the cropped jacket and lapel. This look consists of  two full circle skirts layered on top of one another in a gold-and-black metallic brocade and a plum purple silk chiffon fabric that is used throughout the garment.

Tea-length dress with cropped leg-of-mutton jacket, with metallic brocade and silk chiffon fabric

A front view detail shot displaying the entire dress without the jacket. Meant for versatility, the dress involves a deep V-neckline with thick shoulder straps for support and an A-line silhouette. The layered circle skirts are cut on bias to provide a soft and flowing ripple drape  throughout the top and bottom skirts. The dress also keeps its shape within the skirt with the help of a hoopskirt that was cut to length.

Front view underneath dress, including view of full circle top skirt attached to deep V-neckline

A  back view of the tea-length dress and the jacket. The jacket sleeves are detailed with two darts near the top cap of the sleeves, alongside tucks that were created and sewn around the sleeve's seam allowance. The pearl beading is continued around the back of the cropped jacket hemline, which shows off the peaking of the plum purple dress before the eye cascades down to the layered skirts. The top black-and-gold metallic skirt naturally flares in the back, giving a sense of drama.

Back view of tea-length dress, jacket sleeves with dart and pleat details and pearl hem beading

An editorial photo of the plum dress's side view, once again without the cropped jacket. This photo is captured in motion, which displays the fullness of the layered circle skirts as well as how the garment naturally moves when executing any form of motion. The skirts are clean finished with French seams and hemmed with either the baby hem method or hidden with the usage of lining. The bodice creates a chest projection through princess seams and unpadded bra cups for comfort and support.

Side view of layered full circle skirts, baby hemline, and fullness of skirts

Meet the Designer

Korryn Hart

Westminster, Maryland



Creative Assistant / Photographer: Rebecca Kreamer
Creative Assistant / Photographer: Ashleigh Simpson
Model / Makeup Artist: Oasiah Washington

FIT, State University of New York

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