Nice to meet you.

I am a thoughtful fashion/surface designer, fashion educator and imaginative maker based in Columbia, MO. My surface design work is featured here. As you'll see, it's a pastiche of references, and it’s all about the mix—melding hand and digital, organizing organic motifs, blending cultural or historic references.

I believe that design and education can enlighten, empower and transform. My work is inspired by other worlds glimpsed in books and film, nature walks and my travels outside Missouri. 

My specialities include fashion concept & collection development, surface design, branding, trend forecasting & surveillance, portfolio development, apparel engineering & technical design.

Contact me to connect or collaborate via kirsteenbuchanan@icloud.com or send a message via Contact.