In high school, Elizabeth Meiklejohn wore dresses out of casette tape film, made funky jewelry and was probably the person who could walk in 5 inch heels without looking, well, silly. I know this because I met her during a photography class in high school. We soon bonded over our love of fashion and a beautiful friendship had been born; we once ate chicken wings together and followed each other's secret fashion blogs.
Most people in town were very pleased to find out that she decided to go to RISD to pursue Apparel Design, and so far, she has not let us down.
Elizabeth is "fascinated by solid geometry, origin myths, cellular automata, and the logic of nature," presenting a scientific view of fashion design.
The video above, a cycling through a flexagon showing the faces of the Dionne quintuplets, is an example of Elizabeth's fascination with the integration of art, history and science.
"The distorted nature of this printed image led to extensive research on mirages and other optical phenomena, which were then translated into apparel designs."
The designs above are a sportswear collection composed entirely of one fabric: a digitally-printed desert landscape on silk charmeuse, created by Drew Healy, a fellow RISD student.
All images via elizabethmeiklejohn.com.
So far, she has interned for big corporations like Ralph Lauren, and for smaller independent designers like Tess Giberson.