Clarke's BFA apparel collection began with a dissection of her wardrobe: a couple drawers contained stained, threadbare and beloved hiking gear, while dresses and blouses in pristine condition hung in her closet. The dichotomy between the two became the inspiration for her senior thesis. This collection seeks to combine these two genres of clothing, abandoning the general sentiment that one needs proper, technical gear, in order to engage with the natural world.
Izabela Clarke is a 2020 graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, USA). She majored in Apparel Design with a concentration in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies. She is a 2020 CFDA Fashion Future Graduate.