Vanessa Duran

Post Bacc Fashion Studio

Vanessa Duran is in the Fashion, Body and Garment Post-Baccalaureate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to work in Business before applying to SAIC with garments she made and photographed over the years.

Having completed her entire education at SAIC in the midst of a global pandemic she drew inspiration for her final collection from what was giving her a reprieve from the chaos of the world – film. Specifically, the visually enticing, non-traditional and existential French New Wave. Using remnants of fabric and thrifted clothing she deconstructed each piece to create new fabrics and patterns which gave dimension and shape to her finished pieces.