2014 - 2017
Susan worked as a factory manager and consultant for Ibex West from 2014 until 2017. This video showcases many of the pieces that she worked on for Ibex.
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in White River Junction, VT, Ibex designs and manufactures premium Merino wool outdoor clothing. The company was founded on the belief of the superior performance and inherent properties of natural Merino wool fibers. Ibex couples this renewable resource with technical innovation and inspired design to create apparel for a diverse range of outdoor pursuits. Men’s and women’s styles are made from the best Merino wool fabrics sustainably sourced from New Zealand. Ibex clothing and accessories are available for purchase online, at the company’s flagship stores in Boston, Seattle and Denver, and via outdoor specialty stores. For more information, please visit ibex.com.
LEAD OUT @ UC DAVIS
March - April 2017
Susan participated in Lead Out, a faculty and staff art show at UC Davis' Basement Art Gallery. From March 16 to April 3, 2017, the gallery displayed Susan's long wrap knit dresses from the Smithsonian Collection, as well as her Ikat Shawl Collar Jacket.
CHICO'S / BOSTON PROPER
2016 - Present
Susan Abplanalp designed and produced these Dresses (including Fabric Design) for Chico’s FAS the Boston Proper Division. The Designs are original and were presented for review to the Boston Proper Team. They chose these from a look book that was presented to them with these Designs as well as many others, tailored especially for their brand.
These garments are a selection of Susan's "Smithsonian Collection" that she designed and made for the curated Craft2Wear event at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. in October 2016. Susan was invited to the event as a Designer working at California College of the Arts.