Event Title

Natually Butterlies

Presentation Type

Design Exhibit

Description

This two piece ensemble implements “slow fashion” through appliqué, hand embroidery, beading, and natural dyeing, targeting the designer market. With an emphasis on high quality workmanship, which slows down the design and production process, slow fashion achieves sustainability by creating fewer but more emotionally durable clothing. Inspired by the 50s glamorous look, I decided on a mermaid silhouette. The skirt was draped while the jacket was created using the flat patternmaking. The jacket with a V-shape built-up neckline along with a raglan style is harmonized well with the gore of the skirt’s high low design. 100% cotton velveteen was used to create the surface design, inspired by butterflies’ shapes and colors. Physical resist techniques were employed to mimic their patterns using natural dyestuff, lac. Butterfly motifs’ appliqués were applied on the ensemble using hand embroidery and beading. The ensemble was fully lined with materials dyed in an exhaust bath.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Natually Butterlies

This two piece ensemble implements “slow fashion” through appliqué, hand embroidery, beading, and natural dyeing, targeting the designer market. With an emphasis on high quality workmanship, which slows down the design and production process, slow fashion achieves sustainability by creating fewer but more emotionally durable clothing. Inspired by the 50s glamorous look, I decided on a mermaid silhouette. The skirt was draped while the jacket was created using the flat patternmaking. The jacket with a V-shape built-up neckline along with a raglan style is harmonized well with the gore of the skirt’s high low design. 100% cotton velveteen was used to create the surface design, inspired by butterflies’ shapes and colors. Physical resist techniques were employed to mimic their patterns using natural dyestuff, lac. Butterfly motifs’ appliqués were applied on the ensemble using hand embroidery and beading. The ensemble was fully lined with materials dyed in an exhaust bath.

 

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