Up-cycled singlet design.

Connor Makridis

project statement

This project, displays the concept of using old materials that would normally be discarded into a method of transforming the fabric into a repurposed and up-cycled garment that serves as a solution to the wastage of old clothes and shows the process of maintaining the quality and lifespan of clothing that have been over worn and discarded.

I’ve chosen this form of sustainability for my project as it shows the prevention of fabric and textile waste which contributes to an environmental issue of over pollution within our natural ecosystems as evidently the clothes we no longer wear and donate only end up contributing to textile wastage, i feel that with this project i’ve communicated the ideology and method of sustainable fashion practice by sourcing materials and garments that would be discarded and utilising the fabric to construct an intricate and dynamic design that reduces the aspect of wasting textiles.

this displays the concept image of all the shirts singlets and old garments, that i sourced for this project which influenced the composition and design of transforming the fabric into an up-cycled garment.
This displays the concept image of all the shirts, singlets and old garments, that i sourced for this project which influenced the composition and design of transforming the fabric into an up-cycled garment, this method was inspired by a renowned fashion designer Marine Serre, who takes a similar approach to her fashion practice by using old and discarded materials and reviving the qualities by producing luxury garments and haute couture through sustainability and recycling methods.
this page shows the design development of ideas and sketches and explorative concepts of designs that have influenced the final project outcome
This is a page shown from my work journal that displays the design development of ideas and sketches and explores concepts that have influenced the final project outcome through sketches and digital illustrations of potential directions for the final projects design.
construction of the final project worn on the body to effectively display the front view of the dynamic details and design of the singlet that shows all the recycled  materials constructed together
Construction of the final project worn on the body to effectively display the front view of the dynamic details and design of the singlet that shows all the recycled materials constructed together which conveys the sustainable practice and process of using the fabric from the discarded garments as a form of preventing waste of textiles and essentially retaining the quality and life of the fabric.
back view of the singlet construction which shows the details and design lines with the contrasting tonal colours
back view of the singlet construction which shows the details and design lines with the contrasting tonal colours
close up details of the seam-lines and seam-allowance showing the inner layer of the singlet and how it was sewn together
close up details of the seam-lines and seam-allowance showing the inner layer of the singlet and how it was sewn together and also the outer-layer of the joining seam-lines that connect the black and grey materials

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