It is extremely rare to find a fashion pairing so cohesive as to create a truly stunning visual feast, however when we discovered this design duo we knew it was possible– and that without a doubt together they would do great things for fashion.
_SCAPES is the collaborative vision of Andie Enomoto and Taylor Kaclik, two 2014 Parsons BFA Fashion Design graduates. Creating with an organic approach and process to designing, Enomoto and Kaclik intersect contemporary digital practices with an appreciation for embedding handcrafted elements into each garment. Through the use of print, pattern and motif, _SCAPES uses storytelling elements to transition wearer and viewer through contrasting environments which make reference to personal memories from the designers upbringings.
As memory drives the feelings evoked through each garment, the designers allow the organic and graphic elements to converse throughout the collection. Trompe-l’œil is achieved through the designers’ unexpected combination of graphics and handcrafts, and invites the wearer to use multiple senses to understand and experience each garment.
Enomoto and Kaclik’s unbridled and experimental approach to textile development creates a balance of opposites when combined with their refined silhouettes. The designers explain; "This past year, we executed our partnered senior thesis collection, _SCAPES, and developed our portfolio together. As we created our 10-look thesis collection, we challenged ourselves, and each other, to combine our contrasting design practices into a single aesthetic. Working together, we utilized both of our strengths in design and construction and challenged ourselves to work with a wide range of materials."
At the core of _SCAPES, the design process is always confronted with questions to approach the ever-evolving entity that is “innovation”. Combining their individual perspectives, the designers engage in design conversations that stem from two contrasting aesthetics. This organic approach to designing allows Enomoto and Kaclik to surpass their individual capacities, resulting in a combination of strengths and constant opportunity to grow.
Photography / Monet Lucki
Hair / DeAndre Peoples
Makeup / Jess Plummer
Model / Ting Gong @ FORD
Words / Jamie-Maree Shipton