The RISD Designers: Mara Ticzon, Tree Costume

Mara Ticzon, designer of one of the tree costumes.
Mara Ticzon
Designer of one of the tree costumes.

Background: I am from the Philippines and from a family of eight; including my parents. I tend to make garments with a textiles aesthetic as well as enjoy experimenting with various materials and techniques.

Thoughts on the collaboration: The collaboration with Festival Ballet Providence was truly beneficial as it allowed me to try my hand at a number of apparel techniques that resulted in a satisfying garment solution. Moreover, I came to understand the importance of a seamless conversation between client, designer, model,  and viewer. The process from research, in-class critiques, color matching, fittings, material sourcing, exposure to dance movement, pattern making, sewing and finishing was challenging but nonetheless a very worthwhile experience.

Mara is a Junior Apparel Design Major at the Rhode Island School of Design.

First Tree Costume Sketches. Design by Mara Ticzon
First Tree Costume Sketches. Design by Mara Ticzon

First tree costume. Photo by Matt Francis. Design by Mara Ticzon.
First tree costume. Photo by Matt Francis. Design by Mara Ticzon. In this photo: FBP Company Trainee Lauren Sylvia

 

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One Reply to “The RISD Designers: Mara Ticzon, Tree Costume”

  1. Great write-up, Mara. Your costume looks amazing! I’m glad you enjoyed the collaboration experience with the Festival Ballet dancers.

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