Creative Design: Undergraduate

No Borders

  • Ruby Jones (Cornell University)
  • Fatma Baytar orcid logo (Cornell University)


No Borders was inspired by an exhibition in Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art called “How the Light Gets In” as well as 1950s style jackets. The work that inspired the coat was an installation by Lucy and Jorge Orta. It featured a color blocked canoe and oars, photographs, and the belongings of refugees. It was intended to portray a “world without borders, ”where humans should be able to go freely wherever they wish, and no land has an inferior status. The installation was very colorful and beautiful, and made to represent hope. The coat, in the spirit of the installation by the Ortas, represents a utopian ideal of a world where we are not limited by our own borders. Flat patternmaking techniques were used to prepare patterns. 

How to Cite:

Jones, R. & Baytar, F., (2020) “No Borders”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 77(1). doi:

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Published on
28 Dec 2020
Peer Reviewed