Hwang, Ja Young
The purpose of this design was to develop a sustainable design through the use of re-purposed and post-consumer materials inspired by an Op-art artist. The inspiration of this design came from the art of Bridget Riley, a British painter and designer whose work is generally known for being one of the foremost experts of Op-art. Her distinctive style of black-and-white optical art paintings uses simple geometrical shapes including circles, squares, or stripes to set out intricate and repetitive patterns to create movements as well as other optical illusions (Biography of British, 2016). Six pairs of post consumers' khaki pants in two different hues with different sizes and shapes were hand-cut and sewn together to create a fabric surface for the top and the skirt. Alternate placement of tan and black color khakis in mathematically decreasing angled stripes were sewn together to emulate Bridget Riley's Op Art.