Ivy

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2016-11-11
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Briley, Myra
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"Ivy" was inspired by the villains in Pirates of the Caribbean. The Davy Jones' character drove my selection of design components, fabrications, and treatments. Designed as a mixture of various aquatic flora and fauna species, his head featured a cephalopod-like shape with octopus-like tentacles in an illusion of a thick beard. The interpretation became the basis of the skirt portion of the design. I also sought to perfect techniques of dying and finishing to present a uniquely crafted, inspired ensemble. The silt-like appearance of dirt and mold was presented through select dye materials and mordant agents. Blocks of corded channels were attached to the skirt base, with some pulled so that the cording curled like vines. The skirt and the corded channels were painted black and then copper colored bronzer to add dimension and to give it a metallic rusty look to make it cohesive with the rust colored top.

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