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This piece was created at a live event titled, Design Studio Live: Fashion and Art. This event was a performance that was held during the First Friday Art Trail, Charles Adams Studio Project Galleries, Lubbock, Texas. The concept was to meld fashion and art by bringing several artists and fashion designers together in one space. There they created individual and collaborative pieces throughout the evening. Over 1500 visitors wandered in and out of the gallery observing, interacting, and perceiving the design process. The audience included undergraduate and graduate art students, fashion students, the general population, artists, and academics. The concept of the dress involves a hand printed textile collaboration with printmaking artist, Chad Plunket and use of innovative and sustainable draping practices.