My name is Alan Oakes. I am a conceptual, multidisciplinary designer and textile architect. Born and raised in Vail, Colorado.
A trained architect, I obtained a BA in Architecture [minor in Art History] and studied Sustainable Design in Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduating in 2014 from the MFA 'Fashion Design and Society' at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
The foundation of my design philosophies challenge the modern function of objects in all design systems.
4-5 yrs. experience within fashion [w/ a concentration on technical knit development]. Previously, I designed all technical Evening/Couture knitted textiles and fully-fashioned knitwear for American knit company ST JOHN. Additionally, I have worked with Brunello Cucinelli in Italy, The Row in New York and consulted for Kanye West's YEEZY collection in Los Angeles.
I am currently seeking new design experience and would love share my work with you.
(all work within my portfolio is knitted, constructed and designed by myself)