Re-enacting the evanescent patterns of weather cycles.Dust photo shoot - Transience studio design development process.Researching the ephemeral nature of themes within Dust, Ice, Bubble and Dissolve.
Decorating Death - a process based short on dissolving EPS (expanded polystyrene foam) in acetone solutionMusic - ‘Unicorn’ by Four Tet
My 3rd year experimental studio concept - Decorating Death.The clothing and textiles industry is a dirty one - in response I focus on being sustainable and ethical in my design practice. After researching EPS (expanded polystyrene foam) and finding it to be one of the most prevalent waste products found in water systems and also that it doesn’t degrade as it is derived from petroleum - I experimented with limiting its impact. EPS can be partially dissolved in acetone - to form a thin plastic membrane which is malleable before drying out. In this collection I experimented with painting the plastic ‘skin’ and using it as decorative embellishments on my rust and tea dyed garments. Photographer - Prue Aja Steedman - www.prueaja.com.auModel - Annie B @ Scene Model ManagementMUA - Alice Ruby
Millinery elective - 3rd year RMIT fashion design. Utilising unconventional materials to morph them into wearable items, with an underlying theme of sustainability. With inspiration from cultural appropriation. Photography by Russell Watson
70’s inspired image from a photoshoot by photographer Prue Aja Steedman. Kimono pictured is a zero waste design made from recycled crepe chiffon.
The edited image by photographer Prue Steedman of my recycled polyester/nylon/woven cassette tape dress ‘The Audible Voiceless’ exhibited in the Refashioned RMIT gallery this year.And oh boy was the task of weaving cassette tapes tedious? Indeed. Prue Aja Steedman - photography - www.prueaja.com.au
As 1st year babies -~ end of year runway~. Starwars-esque/Skeletor theme dress.
Photographer - Yasitha Amarasinghe
Sewn Surface final garment el completo phew.
Attempting to make a cloud out of fabric. Sewn surface 2nd yr final
Refashioned Sustainable Design Survey exhibit dress design development process and completed garment