CFC x Thread Designer Spotlight: Erica Resnick
published Nov. 11, 2018
THREAD MAGAZINE: Describe your collection as a whole a little bit, what is the idea/inspiration behind it?
ERICA RESNICK: In this collection, I wanted to combine elements of structure and shape with femininity and poise. The juxtaposition between these components, along with transparency and angles, adds dimension and aesthetic to each layered piece. Bold earth tones and sheer materials intertwine in a way that defines the body without compromising beauty and creativity.
TM: The theme of this year's show if Glitch, how has your collection or some of your pieces experienced changes and reformations during the creation process? What has been your biggest challenge as a level 4 designer this year?
ER: Most pieces within a collection evolve through changes during the design process. More specifically, I have altered silhouettes and fabric combinations in order to complete my vision for each look. As a 4th level designer, I feel the biggest challenge is holding a strong confidence towards your designs throughout the entire process. It is very easy to get frustrated when you have to make adjustments, but not compromising your aesthetic is key.
TM: How would you say your collection flows and progresses as a whole?
ER: This collection progresses through both color and silhouette. You will find more elaborate, complex pieces later in the collection, and more simple and monotone pieces towards the beginning.
TM: Describe your personal style/brand and how you convey that within your designs?
ER: My personal style is a sort of complex minimalism. I often stick to an extended neutral pallet, which is a prominent feature of my collection.
TM: As a level 4 designer, what has the design process been like? What do you hope in the future as you move further into the fashion industry?
ER: The design process has been tedious, to say the least. There will always be a love/hate relationship with your work, especially when you have a vision that is extremely difficult to complete. However, the process has been extremely rewarding; there is no better feeling than taking your visualizations and making them come alive.