Gallery 2022 – Sonia Yanes



My thesis collection is a take on adaptive design. What it is, why it is essential, and how it relates to my story. The garments have a thoroughly universal design approach with many adaptive technologies, such as the buttonhole pleats that allow compression from one silhouette to the next and pants deconstruction. Furthermore, the thesis also explores more personal themes with a nod to the Canadian tuxedo I grew up wearing while flower-picking in my childhood home.

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Janira, the model, is in her wheelchair on the streets of Soho.

The first image is set to establish Janira, a model on the streets of Soho.

Janira is showcasing the open-wide pants and denim jacket next to a graffiti wall.

The pants have a wide opening in the bottom center front for accessibility

Janira is wearing a denim jacket with pleated panel flowing on the side and denim pants with green satin accent inside the pants.

The full set is coordinated with complimentary embroidery and green accents through lining and trims

This detail shot is showcasing the side view of both the jacket and the pants in a seated position.

The combination of pleats and an open lining create a sense of dimension.

The next detail shot is showcasing the detachable collar along with the different turtleshell trims that are connected to it.

The detachable collar is adjustable through the green drawstring and allows versatility.

Meet the Designer

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Sonia Yanes

Montreal, Canada



Photographer: Olivia Mcdowell
Makeup Artist: Mabelin Gomez
Model: Damaris Orellana, Janira Obregon

FIT, State University of New York

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