An opportunity arose for textiles and fashion where we can show off three garments in a catwalk show, which is going to be filmed by companies like the BBC, as apart of The Festival of Making. I originally decided that I would show off my two animal garments and my fire and ice garment but me and Danielle both agreed that it wouldn’t make a good collection of my work because they are too different from one another; with this in mind I decided that I would create three garments for my final major project, one inspired by fire, one by ice and one of both fire and ice. I sketched out some ideas too see what could work but also what I could deconstruct to reconstruct back into one final garment for my final major project.
My three garments would be –
- Fire: a cape out of chiffon to create a flowing, fire flame effect
- Ice: Digitally printed triangles of my ice photographs
- Fire and Ice: a weave using the colours of fire and ice
After sourcing chiffons from a local shop, Cheapest Fabrics, I began to cut fire flames out of the chiffons so that the cape would be make from fire shaped patterns instead of one piece of material
Moving forward from the ice neckpiece, I began to pin all the different sized triangles onto a mannequin to see the effect it would give off as a dress.
All I really need to do now with this garment is sew them together, I would like to add some other triangle textures using a stronger material to get enhance the effect of ice – I saw something similar on the show Project Runway, season 8 episode 3 (Its a Party) where April Johnston used only materials from a party store where the effect of the garment reminded me of ice.
Fire and Ice Garment
This garment would be a weave on the loom I created out of a choker and a hula hoop.
Shop: Cheapest Fabrics
Fabric Amount: 20 meters of reds, blues and orange chiffons