experimental design

painted gossypium

In an effort to combine design and science, I drew inspiration from a cross section of a gossypium cotton plant (image farthest to the right). To emulate the circular pattern and experiment with materials other than fabric, I used dimensional paint to create the top, immitating the work of a 3D printer.

2018 Threads: Fashion Tangled Show

Best Textile Award

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wearable technology: STRIP


"STRIP" is a statement in a response to "clothing shaming" and encourages women to openly embrace the liberation of the female body. When the hood, white jacket, white skirt are shed from the model, the piece illuminates in blue light.  EL wires and panels run throughout the piece and light up when triggered by light sensors.