Reminiscence of Redingote, Versatile Coatdress
The purpose of this project was to create a versatile design for designer markets that implements sustainable strategies through natural dyeing andDesign Light., The versatility was achieved with its removable sleeves using 18, separating zippers. This coatdress incorporates an androgynous look of design elements of redingote: a feminine silhouette of cowl design of the skirt combined with a large notched collar and a single-breasted front closure. Asymmetrical line of the skirt and the fitted bodice creates informal balance. For the surface design, an inspiration came from The Water Lilies: Setting Suns by Claude Monet. Twisting and tying resist techniques and natural dyes (alkanet, annatto, cutch, and sandalwood) were used to emulate the painter's dappled brushstrokes and the color schemes. The French seam, bias binding, bias facing, and bound buttonholes were used to complete the look. The skirt was lined with the fabric dyed with the same as the skirt.