COSTUME TRAINEE
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WEARABLE ART

 WORLD OF WEARABLE ART COMPETITION:

THEME: Reflections

Throughout my third year studies, I took part in designing a piece of wearable art that could be interpreted by the theme of Reflections. I undertook design research and found great interest in the themes of ice, water and glass. These reflective surfaces helped me develop my concept into a deeper meaning of a political issue: global warming. Through keen interest for the our planet and interesting cultural groups, I chose to design a set of characters inspired by the melting of ice within the Arctic Tundra where our Inuits live. Each design is individually inspired by wildlife and lifestyle in the Tundra.

I wanted to express how societies in the northern hemisphere are beginning to suffer from global warming and bring to light the extensive use of plastics and chemicals in which affect everyone on our planet in all corners. The costume is made completely from up-cycled plastic.