Event Title

Ondine

Presentation Type

Design Exhibit

Description

This childrenswear ensemble was inspired by the movie, Ondine, which prompted research into the selkie myth, prevalent in both Irish and Scottish cultures. Market research revealed a gap for childrenswear garments inspired by the selkie legend. This ensemble was also inspired by the color schemes of the land and seascapes of Ireland and Scotland, mainly the color green, and also integrated semiotics prevalent in Ireland. The outfit consists of a dress and reversible shrug. These garments were developed using an experimental patternmaking method, the planar flux technique, in conjunction with unique shaping to implement the selkie-inspired-fin-shapes. The ensemble was designed as a “self-help” outfit for childrenswear, which permits a child to dress her/himself. The ensemble fills a gap in the childrenswear market and also contributes to the knowledge in the field through the patterning development, exploration of digital prints, and heirloom construction methods implemented together in the garments.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Ondine

This childrenswear ensemble was inspired by the movie, Ondine, which prompted research into the selkie myth, prevalent in both Irish and Scottish cultures. Market research revealed a gap for childrenswear garments inspired by the selkie legend. This ensemble was also inspired by the color schemes of the land and seascapes of Ireland and Scotland, mainly the color green, and also integrated semiotics prevalent in Ireland. The outfit consists of a dress and reversible shrug. These garments were developed using an experimental patternmaking method, the planar flux technique, in conjunction with unique shaping to implement the selkie-inspired-fin-shapes. The ensemble was designed as a “self-help” outfit for childrenswear, which permits a child to dress her/himself. The ensemble fills a gap in the childrenswear market and also contributes to the knowledge in the field through the patterning development, exploration of digital prints, and heirloom construction methods implemented together in the garments.

 

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