Gallery 2022 – Nicole DeMarco


Onto a Thread

The primary inspiration throughout these pieces was a combination of geographic topography and the upcycling of materials. Topographic maps offer a variety of line and three-dimensional aspects to the viewer, similar to garment details in this look. Using upcycled materials – in this look, scrap wool yarn – texture and lineage inspire each piece.

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Model sitting with wide legs to show topstitching details of layered denim jeans

Three-piece look: Knit top layered under wool felted crop tank, paired with tiered denim jeans.

Back view of model to show felted yarn cropped tank top details, along with layered knit tank underneath

Felted tank top made of wool scrap yarn. Hand and machine felted onto wash-away fabric.

3/4 frontal view of model to show the layered tops and low-rise jeans

Asymmetrical loose knit tank layered beneath wool top, featuring racer neckline.

Full back view of model that shows the felted yarn tank in detail as well as the layered asymmetrical jeans

Jean construction of seven total layers, tiered one under the other and secured with topstitching.

Model sitting with legs open to show jeans and full front view of tops.

Details of traditional jeans with flat-felled inseams, fly-front zip, and contrast stitching.

Meet the Designer

Nicole DeMarco

Dumont, New Jersey



Photographer: Natalie Grace Schindler
Model: Valerie Chapman

FIT, State University of New York

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