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Dancing Seafoam is the first in a series of garments that will be dedicated to the natural elements found along the Oregon coastline. My specific focus for this series is to look at parts of nature that are not considered traditionally beautiful but are still important to protect. While it is not pleasant to smell and can be a nuisance to humans, seafoam carries in organic matter that helps feed creatures along the shoreline. I wanted to design a dress that was overwhelming, yet had a lofty appearance and moved like the foam in the wind. The over layer of the garment is made of ivory polyester organza hand sewn into variously sized puffs. The inside of each anchored puff is beaded with sequins, wooden beads, or shells to represent the mixture of sand, debris, and organic material mixed into the foam when it washes up on shore.

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Sep 11th, 12:00 PM

Dancing Seafoam—A Tribute to the Oregon Coast

Dancing Seafoam is the first in a series of garments that will be dedicated to the natural elements found along the Oregon coastline. My specific focus for this series is to look at parts of nature that are not considered traditionally beautiful but are still important to protect. While it is not pleasant to smell and can be a nuisance to humans, seafoam carries in organic matter that helps feed creatures along the shoreline. I wanted to design a dress that was overwhelming, yet had a lofty appearance and moved like the foam in the wind. The over layer of the garment is made of ivory polyester organza hand sewn into variously sized puffs. The inside of each anchored puff is beaded with sequins, wooden beads, or shells to represent the mixture of sand, debris, and organic material mixed into the foam when it washes up on shore.

 

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