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Thesis Garment: Nature/Neutrality

Added Sep 6, 2018

by JPGagnon

Grand Rapids, Mi...






My thesis, The Digital Cage, was about taking the topic of internet overstimulation and discussing it using fashion/art wear. For more details on this project check out: https://www.jasongagnondesigns.com/graduate-thesis

This garment was made using digitally printed silk organza representing the eye tracking data of 12 college age participants. The fabric was then constructed into a completely zero waste garment, which was fun and challenging!

This dress was the counter point to the collection and represented “Freedom from the Internet.” The print was made to look “Impressionistic” and the silhouette is meant to be enticing/youthful/spirited. The dress was constructed so that the skirt produced zero waste and the bodice produced minimal. The subtraction cutting pieces from the skirt were used to create a unique ruffle based cap sleeve. The printed organza was overlayed on top of white silk dupioni and sewn together as one pattern piece. Both layers were eased and hand basted prior to construction.

The waistband was made from silk dupioni that was hand dyed to match the blue in the print. The solid colored waistband serves as a focal point for the garment and balances the busy print. The dress is fully lined (Polyester) and has a center back invisible zipper for donning/doffing/ It has a “razorback” cut also on the back side and two front darts to ease fullness. The armholes are cut into leaf shapes to further the nature based inspiration.

The final image is of the entire collection line for my thesis including this dress.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Romantic, Other
Organza, Polyester, Silk

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