Date of Award

Spring 6-3-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Anna Gitelson-Kahn

Second Advisor

Joe Segal

Third Advisor

Anais Missakian


In the fashion world, companies put a lot of effort towards classifying their products as luxury to the consumer. The age of social media has aggrandized collaborations with famous artists, endorsements by celebrities and even the appointment of pop stars as directors of the biggest fashion houses in the world, as if this makes the clothing better. I can't help but question what luxury actually means when you strip away marketing and if this status can be given or taken away. If a silk dress gets irreparably stained or ripped is it still luxury? Is an old band T-shirt found at a thrift store suddenly a luxury item if a collector is willing to pay an exorbitant price for it? In this collection, you will notice rips and stains, the reworking of worn out denim as well as intricate handwork done with materials and details that were obsessed over. Some have been meticulously planned while others may have resulted from happy accidents but I hope that in each of the pieces you might see the care, the joy and even the frustration that went into them.


View exhibition online: Julian Suver, Iteration 1



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