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Hello, my name is Hayley Jo Leibl, and I am a fashion designer with an emphasis in costume design graduating from Otis College of Art and Design in May 2020! I've developed my background by participating in three AFI graduate student films while at Otis as costume designer and on-set team. I also participated in events like the Rachel Zoe and Otis fashion shows. My interest in sewing grew from an interest in cosplay, for which I've worked with professionals in the video game industry, such as Hironobu Sakaguchi. I'm proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and I design, illustrate, flat, pattern, and sew my designs. I'm incredibly interested in telling stories, and in communicating through clothing, as I believe it's a second language we are all unknowingly fluent in. I love to collaborate in telling stories of all kinds, and have a deep interest in all forms of media and pop culture!
Isekai 異世界 is a Japanese genre of media that whisks a normal person away to another fantastical world. Inspired by this concept and Camille Rose Garcia's take on Alice in Wonderland, I implemented print mixing, a print of my own design, and a hand-treated denim to create fashion that's fit for another world.
Flats for Isekai
I wanted UnSuited to show the inner workings of lingerie and tailoring details to put what is supposed to be hidden right on our sleeves. UnSuited references a suit for tailoring, to undress to the bottom layers (lingerie), and the feeling of not fitting in or otherness.
Coalesce is about showing my design process, the development of taking many ideas and harmonizing it into a cohesive vision. For this collection I created my own textiles with graphics I designed and printed onto chiffon, which I then felted onto a piece of fabric I knitted. I wanted to showcase my croquis, as well as my drapes as those are what I rely on for my base design ideas and what I'll use more of in the design world. My drapes were inspired by snakes, and my graphics inspired by a rough painted texture.