materials : tyvek / silk charmeuse lining / wheatgrass
The dress is part of the wrk-shp fall winter 2011 collection, which is an exploration of materials used from architecture in clothing construction. Each garment is a play on a classic silhouette, extracting details and reinterpreting iconic elements. The materials used are those typically found in buildings: concrete, wood, metal, latex paint, and tyvek, often used for waterproofing. Other fabrics are high quality and made of natural fibers such as wool, silk, and cotton. This introduction of unique materials in wearable garments is my attempt to connect the wearer to their surrounding built environments. Similar to the way a building protects inhabitants, these clothes protect the wearer from outside elements.