The Show Designers Information

Abby Keul

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I am inspired by durable, minimal fashion. In light of the planetary crisis, I wanted to create a capsule wardrobe that would wear well and survive passing trends. Traditional garment patternmaking leaves about 15% of fabric on the cutting room floor. My goal for this collection and beyond is to make less with less: zero waste essentials for everyday use. The primary and secondary “news flash” colors intensify the visual experience and highlight the threat of our collective demise (please read the prevailing science). They also pair well with black, of course, the ultimate color of simplicity and versatility.

In 2002, Abby graduated high school from the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota, and then studied history, psychology, and math at seven colleges and universities in New York, Paris, Minnesota, and California. She has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota where she was the 2010 Woodbridge Scholar for Excellence in Philosophy. From 2011-2014, Abby published a nationally distributed magazine of interviews with academics called Specimen and was then employed in the publishing industry in Oakland, California. Most recently, she was employed as a cook and political pundit at Never Enough Thyme. Abby’s return to study apparel technologies in 2018 was a total delight made possible through scholarships from the Minneapolis College Foundation and St. Mark’s Cathedral of Minneapolis.