Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Collection Title: Transformavera
Davis Charles Derrico is a senior studying Fashion and Textile Management with a concentration in Fashion Development and Product Management. During his time at the Wilson College of Textiles he has proudly been a part of the Phi Psi Professional Textile Fraternity and currently serves as the President of the Textile and Apparel Technology and Management Student Advisory Board. Derrico was privileged to study abroad in Florence, Italy for the spring 2015 semester traveling to Cinque Terre, Capri and Morocco to gather inspiration for his senior collection. This summer he had the incredible opportunity to intern at Kohl’s corporate offices in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin in Product Management for the Young Men’s line Urban Pipeline. Derrico has proudly accepted a full time position with Kohl’s as an Assistant Designer in their New York Design Office come summer 2016. He is characterized by his unique combination of enthusiastic leadership, detail-oriented creativity and efficient
Collection Description: The Collection title is a combination of the words “transformation” and “primavera” meaning “springtime” in Italian serving as a reflection of the designer’s time spent in Italy this past spring. For Derrico the travels abroad symbolized a personal transformation and evolution from adolescence into adulthood. Inspiring Derrico with his journey the concept of shedding former immaturity in order to capitalize on growth in prosperity unfolds on the runway before you. As the snow covered patchwork fields of Germany melt into flowing creeks of the Italian Riviera providing nourishment for green life at the edges of the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean so does the collection drift in and out of chiffon ruffles, charmeuse pleats and cascading gathers. Color and silhouette research stems from the collections of the fall 2015 and spring 2016 runways with hints of Gucci and Balmain throughout. With a Jenna Lyons inspired customer in mind, the garments cater to an artistically educated upper-class sophisticated woman who is characterized by her ability to savor the superior and celebrate the uncommon. Unique is a Davis Derrico design and so is the woman who wears one.