Photos: Student Designs From MassArt Wearable Art 2012
Can you guess what non-textile materials these students used to create wearable art?
During Fashion’s Night Out on September 7, student designers at MassArt debuted a collection of Wearable Art that is now on display in Center Court at Copley Place until September 27.
The full exhibit includes bridalwear, suits, costumes, and more. But the¬†showstoppers¬†are dresses created completely from non-textiles. In true Project Runway challenge-form, the MassArt designers cut, pasted, trimmed, stitched, weaved, and tied unconventional materials to create truly impressive works on art.
Designer: Shawna Healey
Non-Textiles: 1,300 guitar picks, 7 bass guitar strings
Designer: Aris Segura
Non-Textile: 127 sponges
Designer: Erika Williams
Non-Textiles: Screening, 6,000 paper clips, copper wire
Designer: Chloe Davies
Non-Textile: 3,000 tea bags (hand-dyed in 17 pounds of tea)
Designer: Faith Garland
Non-Textiles: 200 Aquafina bottles, 1,000 staples
Designer: Fiona McTeigue
Non-Textiles: 300 matchbooks, matches
Designer: Sarah Koval
Non-Textiles: 30 feet of acetate sheeting, 2 cans of gold and blue spray paint
Designer: Jessica Tenczar
Non-Textile: Birch bark gathered from dead trees
Designer: Rebecca Iafrate
Non-Textiles: 7 full newspapers, stamped newspaper flowers
Designer: Shenandoah Aldrich
Non-Textiles: 8 yards of netting, 8 yards of raffia, 1 trash bag, a pencil case, construction paper, wire armature, wrapping paper, and googly eyes
The MassArt Wearable Art exhibit is in Center Court at Copley Place. Another fashion show for these looks will take place on October 3.
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