Hand Painted Descience Dress
Added Aug 20, 2014
This dress was made for a show called Descience: Research on the Runway. It was inspired by research done on transcription factors conducted in fruit fly larva. I hand painted the fabric to imitate the staining agent used to visualize gene expression. I made my own pattern, the understructure of the dress is a bubble skirt (made by gathering and attaching the hem of a circle skirt to a straight skirt) and a chiffon top. I then draped the painted fabric over the understructure and tacked it on by hand to imitate the forms of the wing larvae.
read more about the project here
Silk mesh tulle, chiffon, Silk charmeuse, fabric paint