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Thursday, June 8, 2017

'Schizo' outfits stole the show at SAIC 2017

Dayra Cardoze's collection for the SAIC Fashion Show 2017
Photos by Jim Prinz for SAIC

Inspired by film director Wes Anderson in her collection "Let Her Dance," junior student Dayra Cardoze created fashion-forward yet wearable pieces for last month's undergraduate fashion show at the School of the Art Institute. If great style is a savvy mix of opposites, Cardoze hit a sweet spot with her "double personality" garments—basically two looks sewn into a single outfit. "By combining unexpected prints, shapes, textures, and colors I created three contrasting garments that are an homage to his whimsical and peculiar style," she explains on her website. Even though there's plenty of fabric in the collection, Cardoze displays a certain moderation when it comes to accoutrements that's uncommon among young designers—her accessories perfectly complemented the outfits, with a nerdy feel brought by the big eyeglasses and the combo of on-trend socks with furry sandals. 

See some of the best-dressed attendees of the fashion show in a Chicago Reader post here.