In my Problem Solving Class, we are challenged with budgets of only $20 or less to design creative yet wearable looks while using unconventional materials. These materials are used to create surface interest, replacing/mimicking what designers would normally use in industry. (ex. beading, embroidery pleating, tucks, print/pattern, accessories etc.) For this project, we were assigned a museum visit and had to choose a painting to inspire our next design. At the Barnes Foundation, I visited the Rodin-Kiefer Exhibition (at the time) and fell in love with Anselm Kiefer's work; channeling his life in Germany, after World War II ended, and conjures dark visions of a moment in human history after the Holocaust and before nuclear annihilation.
Base: Brown Paper Bags (no fabric construction)
Surface Textures: Shredded pieces of fabrics, tree bark, salt, leaves, straws, sticks, tree moss, almunium foil, Bristol paper, cardboard, suede cordings, acrylic paint, and spray paint.