I Want Candy! Freshman Sewing Techniques mini project
The energy of 1980’s new wave band Bow Wow Wow is unleashed for Summer 2012– acid brights, punk styling and the spirit of playfulness graced the catwalks at Christopher Kane, Viktor & Rolf & Betsey Johnson. The energy of punk D-I-Y & 21st century ethical fashion meet in this recycled fashion project. Look to designers Gary Harvey and Angela Johnson who recycle discarded clothing to create fabulous eco-friendly fashion pieces. Using trend research and your own fabulous fashion sense collect thrift pieces in this season’s candy brights to rework into an upcycled garment for Spring/Summer 2012. Create a moodboard to support your design & record the trashion transformation. Don’t be shy- studs, glitter & frou frou are the order of the day!
Christopher Kane. Viktor & Rolf. Betsey Johnson. S/S 2012
Gary Harvey designs couture pieces that highlight unethical working conditions in the fashion industry & promote recycling: Black T-shirt dress. Baseball Puffball dress. Hawaiian shirt dress & corset.
Angela Johnson makes innovative eco-friendly gowns from thrifted t-shirts: grey ruffle party dress, rainbow finale, 2 tshirt ruffle neck dresses.
Check out the library for styles & techniques to upcycle unwanted pieces:
Born Again Vintage– Bridgett Artise & Jen Karetnick. T-Shirt Makeovers– Sistahs of Harlem. Denim Revolution– Nancy Minsky. Rip It! Elissa Meyrich.
Last year’s class had a fun time recycling- check out some of their work here:
For more ethical fashion check out http://www.ecouterre.com/
Due: presentation of work including fashion illustration, moodboard & completed garment in class February 13th
Grading: moodboard 15% Illustration 15% innovation & trend 10% visual presentation on blog 20% finishing 40%