Fashion design student Julia Wollner (B.F.A. Fashion Design ’14) is one member of the graduating class whose final thesis collection was selected to be shown in the 2014 Pratt Institute Fashion Show on May 1.

Wollner made her own textiles to help shape the distinctive silhouettes she was trying to achieve. She found the inspiration for her collection through personal experience and struggles that she feels influenced her mindset as a designer.

At the conclusion of the fashion show, Wollner was recognized with the Liz Claiborne Award—Concept to Product, a $25,000 award funded by the Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg Foundation that will support her creative, entrepreneurial activities and help cover the costs of developing a collection post-graduation.

Text: Marion Hammon
Video and Production: Peter Tannenbaum and Marion Hammon