hey Muhlenberg

I’m going to be at Muhlenberg College’s Media & Communication Alumni Week. Thursday and Friday. To talk about ~adult life after school~ but mainly blogging, social media, and the music industry! I am also moderating a panel about TV.

I hope to see you and meet you maybe if you promise not to be a weird jerk.

Made to Move

Knitwear designer Kristine Rodriquez 12 GD describes her first show at New York Fashion Week earlier this month as “a learning experience” – much like her transition from graphic design to apparel several years ago. Although she has shown the work she creates in her one-woman studio, Responsive Textiles, at major fashion shows in San Diego and LA, this was her first foray on the East Coast.

“It’s a totally different scene than LA,” says Rodriguez, who launched her own line in 2014 and now sells pieces on a made-to-order basis via her website. “My new collection is inspired by fading memory and features light, ethereal pieces, fuzzy textures and other nostalgic elements.”

Rodriguez’ desire to design apparel took hold suddenly during her senior year at RISD. An elective machine knitting class quickly blossomed into an obsession, inspiring her to create three looks for her degree project – in Graphic Design.

“The work I make is very polished and clean,” Rodriguez says. “I focus on silhouettes and experiment with shapes, sculpting with the fabric and the draping. My goal as a designer is to create pieces that are as wearable as they are beautiful.”

We’ve started a new Instagram account and it’s wonderful. Each week a new member of the VCU community will take over the account and share their unique perspective on life as a VCU student, faculty, staff or alumni.

This week, VCU School of Business student Annie Maddox is taking us along on her study abroad trip to Dublin. Follow along!