Kira Erickson has a passion for both science and design, pushing her to create innovative designs that combine the two disciplines. Her diverse experience in apparel design, including an internship with 3M designing and developing coveralls, a summer shadowing a costume designer at a theatre company, and multiple projects working with NASA, exhibits her unique passions. After graduation she hopes to continue her education in apparel studies by attending graduate school and plans to pursue a career in functional apparel design.
Kira’s line was inspired by her work with safety apparel. Frustrated with the ill fitting, boring designs of these garments, she wanted to create safety wear that was fun and sophisticated. Her line combines inspiration from common safety apparel including coveralls, road construction vests, and lab coats. It is constructed from a mix of fashion fabrics and functional safety fabrics. With a focus on fit, her line transforms standard safety wear into provocative, playful pieces.