Meet the Fashion Student: Greg Dugdale

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With SCAD FASHWKND just days away, we chatted with seniors about their fashion inspirations. Here, meet Greg Dugdale. “I decided to go into fashion because I couldn’t stop creating,” Dugdale says. “Every weekend, from about fifth grade to now, I’ve work on something [that’s] art or fashion.”  Dugdale’s collection exudes a colorful, enthusiastic feel you might expect from a beloved kid’s book character (he’s a self-professed Amelia Bedelia fan, after all), but his intricate manufacturing is all art-school finesse. “The most common materials I work with are cotton and denim, but I love to create new materials that no one has come up with before.”

 

The trend I never want to see again … high socks with sandals. I cannot even with that.

Last movie that made me cry …

 

My first fashion memory … When I was in fifth grade I went to a church sale and purchased men’s neckties. I started sewing them together and made an asymmetrical skirt.

 

Art that inspires me …

The most rewarding part about fashion design … Seeing my design come to life off the paper, or in some cases, seeing it just come alive.

Who has perfect style?

 

I would bring back … bell bottoms. I love pants that have flow at the bottom.

 

My favorite party song …

 

Someone once told me you need to be able to deconstruct and reconstruct in your mind as well with your hands. So when an idea pops in my head, I just start cutting and crafting a mock-up.

A photo of my most triumphant fashion moment …

 

photo courtesy of designer