Francisca Pineda “DIY with IOU Contest” Finalist Shares The Inspiration Behind Her Designs

Francisca Pineda DIY with IOU Project Contest Sketch

Francisca Pineda DIY with IOU Project Contest Sketch2

Francisca Pineda DIY with IOU Project Contest Sketch3

Francisca's sketches for the DIY with IOU Project Contest

Francisca Pineda is one of the finalists of the  Source4Style and  The IOU Project sustainable design competition to find the next designer for The IOU Project “Made in NYC” Capsule Collection.

Francisca explains: “My DIY with IOU capsule collection is inspired by the era of “American Ingenuity”.   American sportswear is deeply rooted in 7th Ave, and stands for practical, modern style.  From the 1930’s to the 1970’s this meant a new independence from European couture.  Today, there is evidence of “American Ingenuity”  back on 7th Ave.  This time however, from a deeper urgency beyond the impractical requirements of a corset.  The urgency we are faced with today is about the survival of every species on this planet.  As a modern American designer I aspire to help usher in the movement towards ethical and sustainable practices within the fashion industry.   My entry for this competition is in support of all those who undertake this great cause.”

Francisca graduated from Parsons School of Design, and has worked in New York for over 10 years, first in apparel, then in accessories. Her newest project is called Ethical Fashion Abroad, a hands on workshop this summer in Costa Rica to introduce designers to various ethical and sustainable aspects of design.

Francisca is among 9 other finalists: Carrie Parry, Tara St. James of Study, Lara Miller, Swati Argade, Minna K, Saunder, Linhardt Design, Marina Davis, and Vyosna.
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For more info on the designers and the competition click here.

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