Background: I was born in Delaware and I grew up in Seattle and Tokyo. I have a twin sister who is also at RISD and majors in illustration, and I often ask her for artistic advice. I have always loved art and fashion design, and I especially enjoy designing sportswear.
Thoughts on the Collaboration: I had never done any costume design before this class, and so it was a really fun opportunity for me to let go a bit creatively and design with a lot of imagination. At the same time, I think we learned a lot about collaboration and about the practicalities and challenges of constructing a functional dance costume.
Brianne Benack is a junior at RISD in the Cut & Sew Costume Studio.