Lauren Riker
Lauren learned to knit when she was 9, and has been passionate about the craft ever since. She soon started plotting out her own designs, learned to sew, and eventually hand made her whole wardrobe. After obtaining her BA in Art from WWU in 2005, she moved to New York City where she worked as a fashion designer for 15 years, specializing in intimate apparel for women. For her MA project, Lauren chose to design a collection of versatile knitted evening dresses. She's always been fascinated by the transformational aspect of special occasion attire, and thought this would be interesting to explore in knit and to expand across categories. All of her designs were made using flat bed domestic knitting machines and dead stock yarns, the majority of which were donated to NTU. She is passionate about providing resources to enable others to be able to make their own clothing for sustainability purposes, as well as for the fulfillment and wellness benefits making brings to the maker.
MA Fashion Knitwear Design