bubbles //AN HOMAGE TO THE OCEAN
lobster, fish, bubbles, caterpillar are some of the characters of the garments.
it represents an homage to the traditional Japanese viewpoints surrounding nature, objects and humans being equal. the collection is all gendered and plays with elements from the ocean. and slow fashion build with the idea of a versatile garment - infinite ways to pair them.
we don’t value our oceans nearly enough.
i will try.
textile exploration can give an object a completely alternate meaning. the process explores a magnitude of potential textiles for the collection, as many are used as allowed with timeframe;
woven and knitted repurposed plastic bags, collected from beach clean ups,
dead stock yarn creating melange effect when 5 yarns are knitted together, shaping bubbles,
locally sourced wool from mills in upstate New York and then naturally dyed with dyes made from own food waste,
leftover wool from feting on tulle, creating bubbles on bigger bubbles,
Japanese pastel charcoals drawn to assimilate coral reefs,
all remaining fabric sourced from Fabscrap, company that fights excessive fabric production.