IBEX WEST

2014 - 2017

Susan worked as the Creative and Technical Consultant, in addition to the Factory Manager for Ibex West from 2014 to 2017.

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in White River Junction, VT, Ibex designed and manufactured 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 coupled 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 were made from the best Merino wool fabrics sustainably sourced from New Zealand. Ibex has since closed.

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.

Denim Knit Cowgirl Dress

Denim Knit Cowgirl Dress

Short Taupe Grecian Dress

Short Taupe Grecian Dress

Waterfall Dress

Waterfall Dress

Brown Cowel Dress

Brown Cowel Dress

Sand Beach Dress

Sand Beach Dress

Coral Beach Dress

Coral Beach Dress

Tri-tone Gauze Island Dress

Tri-tone Gauze Island Dress

SMITHSONIAN COLLECTION

October 2016

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.

Smithsonian Collection Dresses

Smithsonian Collection Dresses

Silver Dress

Silver Dress

Ocean Dress

Ocean Dress

Silver Dress - Detail

Silver Dress - Detail

Detail - Indigo Shaburi Dress

Detail - Indigo Shaburi Dress

Detail - Indigo Shaburi Dress

Detail - Indigo Shaburi Dress

100% Merino Wool Poncho & Scarf

100% Merino Wool Poncho & Scarf

100 percent Merino Wool from New Zealand - Poncho and Scarf. Hammered Velvet twist front dress and Ocean Dress in the background.

LESLEY EVERS

2012 - 2020

"Classic, feminine, and playful with a wink to the 1960s and 1970s" describes the aesthetic of Susan's work with Lesley Evers. Susan designed a line of dresses and jackets, working with Lesley to design and produce the garments. Once available to purchase on Lesley's website and store, the pieces became best sellers, and she produces them still. You can learn more about Lesley Evers here.

The Sadie Dress

The Sadie Dress

Designed, draped, and patterned by Susan for Lesley Evers. Fabric exclusively designed by Lesley Evers.

Tailoring and patternmaking by Susan. Original jacket design and fabric by Lesley Evers.

Tailoring and patternmaking by Susan. Original jacket design and fabric by Lesley Evers.

DEAR VICTORIA

2016 - 2020

Susan designed the costumes for Madison Lin's award winning short film Dear Victoria (2016).

The link to the full video can be found here.

WATERCOLOR

2017 - 2020

Susan also explores many artistic mediums, including watercolor.

Bird

Bird

Watercolor

Monterey Otter

Monterey Otter

Watercolor

Wolf

Wolf

Watercolor

Robin

Robin

Watercolor

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Watercolor

Iris

Iris

Watercolor

Fluffy Finch

Fluffy Finch

Watercolor

Jar with Shadow

Jar with Shadow

Watercolor

Succulent with Shadow

Succulent with Shadow

Watercolor

Carmel Sunset

Carmel Sunset

Watercolor

Owl Icon 2018

Owl Icon 2018

Watercolor

Luminous Flower

Luminous Flower

Watercolor

Tri-tone Gauze Island Dress