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Carly Palmer

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Collection Title: Magic Carpet


The Canadian-born designer received her undergraduate degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising with a minor in Marketing from Appalachian State University in 2015. Her designs were showcased in the annual Appalachian State fashion show with a first place award in 2014 and a third place in 2015.

Her work was showcased in ITAA in 2014 and was in the top ten in the 2018 Gerber Ideation Contest.

She expects to complete her Masters of Textiles at North Carolina State University in May 2019 and is now working on her graduate fashion show entries which will be presented at Talley Hall.

Carly merges a meticulous attention to detail with a creative flair that makes her creations one of a kind.

Collection Description:

During the Cold War American pilots delivered candy to the children of Berlin. To the children, many who had never tasted candy or chocolate, the planes might have seemed like magic carpets. Carly’s collection is inspired by this act. Her collection will be created from upcycled sample carpets lined with Jacquard Woven Material designed in the weaving lab at N.C. State University.