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.
Don't be afraid to experiment with new ideas, materials, designs. Push your limits and challenge yourself.