Texture Transformation

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2017-01-01
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Bang, Haeun
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Recently in the apparel field, the process of up-cycling has been in the spotlight as a sustainable design solution. It gives new life, new value and new purpose to old, unwanted or useless products or materials in creative ways. I visited a local Goodwill thrift store and found four polyester curtains which were not being noticed by anyone else in the store. The first step of transforming was a disassembling process. The curtains were ripped and transformed into yarns of different thicknesses. The next step was reconstructing. A cocktail dress was created with these yarns by using hand knitting techniques. Different sizes of bamboo needles were used to give different structures. Through disassembling and reconstructing, the old curtains were transformed into a unique yet wearable hand-knitted cocktail dress with new value, new life and new purpose. This project illustrates how the art of craftsmanship can improve the product.

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