Mine forever: Promoting long-term attachment to apparel through transformational design.
The intent of this piece was to push the designer's boundaries in terms of Leadership Creativity, or the ability to produce a garment that is directional, meaning that it is intended to be produced in small quantities but contains characteristics that could inspire others to emulate and reproduce adapted versions. The research and discovery phase of the design process led the designer to theoretical concepts related to sustainability and experimentation with textile design. The color story and visual language were developed by channeling impressions from the Canal St. Martin in Paris. Following the principle of zero waste, this piece was felted and is seamless, and can be transformed by the user into several styles, enabling the user to keep the garment as a long-term, viable component of her wardrobe.