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Denim on Denim

This look was made for my Making Fashion course at UIUC. We were prompted to picked two different eras and a target customer that was not represented during that time and create a 2 piece ensemble.  After researching more into different eras I choose the 1930s and 1960s. The target customer I chose to represent is gender neutral. 

In the 1930s the sub trend I chose to focus on was Elsa Schiaparelli. Schiaparelli focused on surrealism and the use of unconventional materials. In the 1960s the suborned I chose to focus on was Future wear. Mary Quant was also a big designer in the 1960s and she was known for making the miniskirt a trend.  

When designing this, I wanted to incorporate denim to help represent the gender neutral target audience. I also knew I wanted to incorporate metallic to show representation of future wear. Since Schiaparelli often used unconventional materials, I chose to use plaster gauze to create a metallic corset. She also enjoyed making jewelry, which is why I wanted to incorporate the chains. 

Each denim fabric swatch was handout from up cycled jeans. 

Process Work

Mood Board

This is the Mood board I made before starting the two pieces

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Upcycled Clothes

This is the under layer of the "jumpsuit." It is a thrifted top and bottom, later covered in denim

Fabric Cutting

Cut the jeans into different swatches

Covered in Denim

Filled out the pants in the denim pieces. 


TikTok I made showing a bit of the process

Plaster Gauze Corset

The corset drying on model and the start of the painting process


The process on the left and the two finish pieces together on the right. 


Final Critique

Models for the Final Critique

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