Trashion- Collage Design Development

I began my research by producing a series of ‘sculptures’ which I created using waste materials such as single-use plastics, foil and cardboard which I had found around my home. The aim of this exercise was to create art pieces using waste materials, subverting the way in which waste is viewed- creating something visually striking out of materials which otherwise would have been thrown away. I used these sculptures to produce a series of collages which represent a range of silhouette ideas. This method of using waste products to influence the form and shape of my potential garments allowed me to be inspired by the concept of sustainability in fashion through the silhouette development, as well as making decisions about fabric and material choices later on in the production stage of my collections development.

Collage Silhouette Development