Overview

I was chosen to be a designer for the the black student cultural and diversity organization, SPIRIT. For the theme of my line, I created four pieces of clothing using the idea of bubbles to communicate this year's theme of liberation and acceptance.

Timeline

The project took place December  2018 to November 2019

Process

These were my preliminary designs for my line. I wanted to focus on round organic shapes with white and transparent materials to convey a feeling of lightness. Therefore, I chose to use would be white or light textured fabric, cellophane, wire, cotton, and Styrofoam spheres. 

My first draft of the final designs were created from combining the brainstormed ideas and adding new elements. I wanted to keep the feeling of lightness and in order to do that, I incorporated more see-through material.

The cellophane compartments are in a pale pink color. I varied the head pieces to add more interest but still kept to a spherical shape.

Along the way, I modified the designs depending on whether the material was able to be sewn together or attached to other objects. After I created the basic structures, I fitted my models to the pieces and made adjustments to their personal sizes. 

Since this project was a major commitment aside from my school work, I had to really manage my time and push myself to spend any time I have left from school and extracurriculars to complete my project. It tested my own dedication to keep to what I have decided to do and was a great experience where I explored new domains using my design skills.

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