I began my inspiration by looking at innovative and bazar designs while trend forecasting, specifically red carpet and athletic fashion. I then looked at the most wearable fashion I could think of, athletic wear and athleisure. Looking for further inspiration I began to investigate modern art and was dramatically impacted by the work of Roy Lichtenstein, a 1960’s pop artist inspired by comic strips and tragic themes. For the silhouettes I relied heavily on layering, linear shapes, closures, and cutouts found in fashionable sneakers being produced by athletic companies like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok as well as designer brands such as Balenciaga and Christopher Kane. I have used innovative adjustments to drawstrings, cutouts using 3D printing technology and laser cutting. I am also using uncommon materials, such as perler beads and retractable name badges, to elevate the embroideries and embellishments inspired by Lichtenstein’s pop art. This collection is meant to show the symbiotic relationship between functional clothing and style and the evolving world of fashion where athletic wear is worn further than the gym. Intertwining editorial attire and athletic wear to create a cohesive high fashion collection was a challenge, especially considering the convertible nature of the garments. The goal is to create a collection that truly makes people think and wonder what high fashion truly is and what is considered wearable, functional, and elegant.