Holly Smith grew up in Oregon and California. She worked in product development at Coach before pursuing a M.F.A. in Fashion Design at the Academy. The Double Crested Cormorant, a water diving bird, inspired her women’s collection of leather, wool, and wool jersey. The Cormorant’s long sleek neck and movements diving in and out of the water are symbolized in hooded garments, details and seams. The hourglass silhouette with broad shoulders is representative of the female athletes who were Holly’s muses.
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