Upcycling Scrap Materials

Niki Simos

The overall brief of my assignment was to up-cycle scrap materials, using methods of construction to create a swatch and showcase its wearability through systems of photoshop and collage. I aim to showcase that through practises of reuse, there can be beauty in waste. My swatch consists of offcuts, threads and waste materials of which I have collected over the duration of the course through activities and exercises, and hand sewn at random to create a rectangular swatch, which shows potential of ways we can reuse the cloth for different pieces on the body.

The Dress
Detail image of the created swatch.
Inspiration Image: Bethany Williams supports women’s shelters for AW19.

VIDEO CANVAL URL: https://rmit-arc.instructuremedia.com/embed/5e3ddd68-3c97-44af-b159-ba39aeb49530

Image References:
The Bag: Sczcekutowicz, A 2018, Under $70 Denim, photograph, viewed 4 November 2020, <http://livvyland.com/2018/02/22/crop-flare-jeans-neutral-outfit-inspiration/>
The Cami: Splash 2016, The Camisole in 2016, photograph, viewed 4 November 2020, <https://www.glamour.com/story/casual-outfit-camisoles-styling-ideas>
The Dress: Verig, C 2020, 15 ways to be more stylish, photograph, viewed 4 November 2020, <https://haarpersbazaar.com/uk/fashion/what-to-wear/a14587839/how-to-be-more-stylish/
The Hat: Watson, L 2017, LivvyLand, photograph, viewed 4 November 2020, <http://livvyland.com/2017/08/14/summer-fall-mini-dress-slip-on-mule-booties/>
The Pant: Jeng, M 2019, Silk Camisole, photograph, viewed 4 November 2020, <https://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Best-Silk-Tank-Tops-2019-46258226>
The Scarf: She Said 2020, Effortless Chic with Jeans, photograph, viewed 4 November 2020, <https://www.shesaidboutique.com/blogs/news/5-ways-to-style-silk-outside-of-the-bedroom>
The Shirt: Zuchnik, D 2019, Safari Fashion, photograph, viewed 4 November 2020, <://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/fashion/what-to-wear/a14587839/how-to-be-more-stylish/

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