1. The state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

2. A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual


Captivation explores garments with both rigid and soft structures, inspired by gothic architecture and cathedrals.  It depicts the story of a woman lost in the beauty of her surroundings, blurring the lines between body and environment.  It targets sophisticated women who desire unique, flattering looks that elicit joy & confidence in their professional and social lives.  Captivation was presented in the University of Minnesota Senior Fashion Show in February of 2012. 

To add an unexpected texture to each look, I designed intricate statement earrings made from walnut.  The cathedral-inspired earring designs complete her head-to-toe vision for the collection, produced on a wood lathe by my brother, artist Joe Hillmann.