Lizz Heitzman

Artist Statement

The concept for my collection is a reinterpretation of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. By using the horse’s color as the overall palette for each look, I have intertwined each horseman with a season and a flower to add visual stimuli and overall complexity. It is to be considered a beautiful distraction to the world’s last days.

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A cocktail length dress made of a knit cotton french terry. The removable skirt is made of rayon challis. The collar is made of cotton and is detachable. All pieces are hand dyed.


The dress is made of rayon ponte knit with a separate skirt made of cotton lawn and cotton voile. The skirt, which can also be removed, is hand dyed and hand pleated to resemble delicate flower petals. The look is topped of with a custom headpiece.

Artist Bio

Lizz Heitzman has been interested in fashion design from a young age but didn’t pursue it until recently. She received her undergraduate degree in communications, pursuing another of her interests, writing. After graduating she began working on side projects and taking classes at the Textile Center to pique other interests – millinery and fabric dyeing. She then enrolled in the Apparel program at MCTC. Lizz realized a few classes into the program that she was fascinated with technical design. The idea of being able to draw and conceptualize garments on a computer screen is something that intrigues her. She has taken graphic design classes to refine and expand her computer skills and to better understand the basic elements of design, in particular, color. The freedom that the computer has given her to manipulate shape, create patterns and work with color combinations has enhanced her growth as a designer. Lizz also likes to make hats, accessories and jewelry to accentuate her vibrant and unique personal style.

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