Denim and Silk Ensemble

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2017-01-01
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Orzada, Belinda
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This asymmetric denim jacket and silk and cotton wrap skirt is a study in sustainable design. The jacket was designed using upcycled Levi’s jeans. Worn jeans were partially disassembled and pieces draped on a dressform to develop the design. Pant legs transform into kimono sleeved and upper and lower back sections. Waistbands were used for the neckband and decorative wrap belt. Hems and seams are stitched in gold cotton thread. Cut edges were finished with a shibori printed cotton. Sashiko embroidery in navy and gold rayon yarn adds emphasis to the jacket. The hand dyed indigo wrap skirt is a zero-waste garment designed using two fabric rectangles. The silk satin organza outer skirt features nui shibori along the lower border. The inside layer is a remnant cotton sateen and has a nui shibori border on the inside center edge.

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