Rika Konishi is a menswear design senior graduate at Parsons. For her Thesis and first collection, Rika was inspired by her favorite quote from Sigmund Freud, “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”

My collection is about exploring the idea of hidden emotions that we kept inside, where unexpressed things come out eventually. I developed unique fabric treatment called slashing. The fabric reacts differently every time after I wash it, like the hidden things we try to hide always come in an unexpected way later on.” – said Rika

Model: Olav Stubberud, Mattew Biggs
Photographer: Kenny Chen
Hair & Make-up: Nana Hiramatsu