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Wearable Art Collection
Created 2014, revamped 2019
Fashion design has always been an interest of mine but I never enjoyed working with fabric, rather, I would focus on using recyclable and unconventional materials to tell a deeper story. This mini-collection features 3 different pieces, a dress made from receipts, a dress made from recycled homework, and a dress made from paper bags.
These dresses were originally designed in 2014 and stored away. In 2019, upon moving houses I rediscovered the designs and decided to alter them and organize a new photoshoot. Each dress was hand-pieced together with a combination of glue and staples, with the receipt dress and homework dress having more than 300+ paper cutouts. Each dress took anywhere from 48 - 168 hours of work.
The image below is the inspiration mood board to help communicate the vibe required for the photoshoot. The images were taken by photographer Lorna Scott, Makeup by Anonieta Matea, hair by Angela O'hair, and styling by yours truly.
Don't be afraid to revisit a design, sometimes you need to take some time to look back at a design with fresh eyes to see what needs improvement.
Know when to stop - while revisiting designs can definitely be a good thing, you don't want to find yourself in a never-ending design loop. You will never be 100% satisfied with a design!
Don't be afraid to experiment with new ideas, materials, designs. Push your limits and challenge yourself.
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