Costume Designer & Crafts Artisan
We Are Greater
This piece is inspired by how the members of the Michigan State University(MSU) Community make it a great place. Each person adds their own unique qualities and characteristics to the university’s atmosphere. This was designed for the MSU Branding Competition; students were asked to answer the question "What makes MSU great?" and create a garment that visual represented the answer to the question.
In my design I made “Block S” stamps and painted them in different skin tone colors to represent the members of the community. The top of my design is a photomosaic of “Block S” stamps in the shape of the spartan head emblem. I decided to use black fabric to symbolize the recent issues the university has had to deal with. The overall design of my piece symbolizes how we as a university, despite our differences, can overcome the negatives and continue to rise above.
MSU Focal Point Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=p4_yT761IzI
MSU Today Article: https://msutoday.msu.edu/360/2018/chantel-booker-fashion-week-spartan-style/
MSU College of Arts & Letters Article: http://www.cal.msu.edu/news/chantel-booker