My line is titled “Eternal Return”. I wanted to bring life to designs that a younger me would have loved to wear. While gathering ideas, I came across photos of lone items, spirals, and time lapse photos of stars. These images provoked memories of solitary journeys on my home farm - walking through woods, marshes, and fields. Time alone was also spent wandering empty school halls after classes had ended, and in a darkened mall after the movies were over. I was never lonely, but I still remember the comforting bewilderment of being solitary while still existing in a vast world. This is my way of returning myself to those moments, but this time, I’m in the clothes I had wished to make back then.
Amanda Kasper grew up in south central Minnesota, and now resides in South Saint Paul. She works as a lead seamstress inspecting and repairing fire fighter gear. She runs two small businesses: Panda Sanitarium Custom Sewing, and PandaManda Facepainting. She learns new skills often; hobbies include fire spinning, cake decorating, painting, drawing, writing, and many other creative endeavors. Amanda plans to take part in fashion shows around the Twin Cities in the future.@pandasanitarium