An Nghiem
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In the Air values the feelings that are elicited out of nostalgia. These emotions can be melancholic or simply miss the general notion of what “used to be”. Unused furnishings and other household textiles serve as the basis of this concept, by undergoing a new transformation. Through the usage of old curtains and bedsheets, they will be refashioned into loose-fitting blouses, skirts, and dresses. These garments will have non-rigid silhouettes and the household textiles used will be tailored to create a billowing effect that mimics curtain movements. In the Air hopes to achieve the illusion of fabric that swells with movement and is reminiscent of its prior form.

Collection Concept: In the Air
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What was your experience like working on this project?

This fashion upcycling project has been an imaginative and visualizing experience so far. I was inspired to take advantage of unused furnishings and other household textiles, such as curtains and bedsheets, in order to transform them into loose-fitting dresses, skirts, and blouses. I want to achieve silhouettes that are non-rigid and are reminiscent of the fabrics’ previous forms. These pieces should serve as a reminder of what they used to be before, as former household furnishings. I hope that through this design project that my emphasis on the “in-between” or the process of transforming these textiles will be seen.

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