V Pham


Class of: 2025

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: EVA foam, patent leather fabric, cheeboard, wire, mechanical connectors, metal hardware, thread

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: Students will create a project based on their research an interpretation of “exoskeleton”

My exoskeleton represents my caged and guarded nature. After life long traumatic damage, my emotional state has become closed off not my choice but as protection to my inner child. My final design reflects this in a physical form; caging my head, protecting my brain, my thoughts caressing and protecting it. The “industrial” and gothic aesthetics I gave the piece are meant to convey a prison like, trapped feeling. My exoskeleton protects but also limits me from my senses like my vision and ability to speak.