First year is a very unstable year, so I created this apparel to help students feel connected to their first community at CMU. I hope that it will remind them of the bonds they established in the very beginning of their college career.
I wanted to go with a subtle design that could be worn casually. Taking inspiration from the tropical decor around Residence on 5th and the mascot: the flamingo, I decided to incorporate palm leaves. By contrasting the bright turquoise leaf color against the soft pink of the hoodie, I aimed to add more energy to the design to reflect a lively community.