Extending the use of a garment… literally

Anjali Tulpule

My inspiration arose from the idea that we are living at a time in which clothing is becoming more and more causal. I was inspired by the idea of one piece of clothing being applicable to any time of day from lounge wear to more formal wear. At the same time, more than ever, we need to be more sustainable with our clothing practices. My insight is that this can be achieved through deception. By using joining methods such as button clasps to change the shape of clothing and by taking advantage of button clasps to create another joining for tromp toile fabric remnants, it is easy to wear the same piece of clothing out and about or just at home lounging on the sofa.

forms of the outcome
4. Various forms of the outcome shown on model by Anjali Tulpule
demonstrating the extendability
3. Demonstrating the extendability of the final garment by Anjali Tulpule
development leading to final garment
2. Design development leading to final garment by Anjali Tulpule
inspiration for the extendable garment
1. Images outlining the inspiration for the extendable garment by Anjali Tulpule
joining method using snap buttons
5. Detail of the joining method using snap buttons by Anjali Tulpule
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