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The Cyganek’s

Lead Designers
ClientZachary Cyganek
Prize(s)Bronze in Textile And Materials / New Materials
Entry Description

The Cyganek’s is a culmination of twenty-two years in the making; the collection drew
inspiration from old VHS family films, the memories I had growing up in Memphis, and the
realization that I was almost an ‘adult.’ My senior thesis collection is completely
knitwear and incorporates both machine and hand knit pieces; the collection features a
delicate play of transparency, machine manipulated applique techniques, and knitted in
Swarovski embellishments. I have a strong interest in innovative textile design, so I took
on the challenge of learning 3D modeling so I could work with 3D printing. I developed a
fully functional 3D printed knit structure to be incorporated in with the traditional
knitwear pieces, this is a nod to my father’s technical skills he imprinted upon me.