Designer Spotlight | Jordan Stover
Today, we got the opportunity to speak with our next Senior Designer, Jordan Stover! Continue reading to find out her inspiration for her collection in Runway, called Venus!
Congratulations on making Runway! How does it feel to know that all of your hard work is finally paying off?
It feels amazing to get recognized for all the hours I put into making the best collection I could! It has certainly been worth it to push myself and work so hard to create my vision.
What does REawakening mean to you?
REawakening to me, means the chance to educate ourselves on current issues and improve our planet together. We have recently had so many advancements with technology, science, and even art, like they did in the Italian Renaissance. We can continue this momentum into restoring our planet to a healthy state that will last for many many years to come if we act now.
What can you tell us about your collection this year and how have you incorporated our theme?
My collection, Venus, is a lingerie collection inspired by both the current state of the ocean and the Italian Renaissance, specifically works such as “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli. Venus highlights how beautiful our oceans once were, how they have been ruined by pollution, and how we once again can restore their beauty by working together and cleaning up the damage we have done.
I'm sure everyone would like a little behind the scenes on the creative process of creating your garments! Is there anything you can tell us?
Designing my garments began after I found the fabrics I wanted to use. Based off the fabrics, I knew what I was able to create and what steps I would have to take to make the pieces I had in mind. Once my outfits were designed, I flat patterned many pieces, leaving only a few to be draped, such as my finale skirt or my seashell bra top. My garments required many fittings throughout the process of sewing to get the perfect fit. I started with just the base and added the lining and boning once the fit was perfected- leaving the lace applique as the very last finishing touch. Hand sewing all of the applique has easily been the most time consuming part of the process, but it is definitely worth it in the end!
Below are some previews of Jordan's beautiful collection! To see her pieces come to life, grab your tickets for the show on our home page!