Tyler Reeder: NEUTROIS

Artist statement

This collection titled “Neutrois” was inspired by Generation Z and their growing interest in clothing that does not adhere to binary lines. The collection’s style holds origin from Thierry Mugler’s overall aesthetic in the 1990s. Mugler continually celebrates and understands hyper-femininity and androgyny to the core, and I intend to carry this sentiment of a celebration of both gender and unconventionality into this collection. In addition, elements of inspiration came from the 1990’s club kid scene, which was a subculture that celebrated a multitude of sexual identities, gender identities, and the expression of both types identity.

This collection intends to bring back elements of unconventional gender expression, celebrate differences, and provoke collective societal thought on the subject of gender expression.

Lastly, this collection was a project for the Fashion Scholarship Fund in Fall 2020, and an Honors project. In terms of method of design, it focused on experimenting with the advanced computer-aided design program CLO3D, learning to drape, make patterns, render, and animate designs in a 3D digital space.

Link to runway video.

About the Project 

  • Title of Work: NEUTROIS
  • Medium:
    • 1. Handbags 1~5
    • 2. Technical flats for handbags and garments
    • 3. Garment styles 1~8
    • 4. HD Garment and handbag set renders 1~5"
  • Student's Name: Tyler Reeder
  • Major: Textile and Apparel Management
  • Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2021
  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
  • Student's Mentor: Hope Horn
  • Mentor's Department: School of Business
  • Art Project ID: 21VADS - 020


Doreen Reeder

Tyler has obviously put his heart into this project.  His designs are very impressive.  I believe he has a very bright future in design.


Tyler Reeder

Hi Grandma! Thank you so much! I put so much time, energy and creativity into this project to further enrich my learning and understanding of fashion design. I hope this work will help me be successful as I begin to enter the fashion industry. 


Jim Spain

Your designs do a wonderful job of capturing the cultures you are trying to reflect in your modern/today design.


Tyler Reeder

Hello Dr. Spain, thank you very much for the kind words! I am so glad that my message came across through my work. I am very grateful to be a part of this showcase!