Recent Pratt Institute alumna Jessie Sodetz (B.F.A. Fashion Design ’17) presented her 2017 thesis collection during New York Fashion Week at Ralph Pucci International Showroom in Manhattan. Her 10-piece collection, which combines Sodetz’s love for illustration with fashion, was displayed on mannequins throughout the Penthouse gallery. The event was covered in WWD and Glossy.co.
Sodetz’s collection, which was presented at Pratt’s 2017 Fashion Show in May, impressed Ralph Pucci, a Pratt Institute Trustee who is renowned for Ralph Pucci International, his high-end mannequin, lighting, furniture, and sculpture company.
“When I saw the prints, colors, and fabrics of Jessie’s collection I immediately thought what a fantastic collection. It’s modern, wearable, and feminine but with masculine touches—perfect for a Pucci mannequin,” said Pucci.
The inspiration for Sodetz’s collection came from a personal reflection into areas of the designer’s personality, heritage, and spirituality. The collection, which features several menswear-inspired looks, highlights Sodetz’s artistic talent through hand-illustrated prints and a unique take on hand quilting.
Image: Jessie Sodetz (B.F.A. Fashion Design ’17) walks the runway with a model wearing one of her looks at the 2017 (photo: Fernando Colon)