There were multiple categories in the design challenge and I randomly selected "Pop Art" as my inspiration. After some research for ideas, I came upon this series of sculptures, "Shuttlecock" by artist Claes Oldenburg:
|(The birdie, not the building.)|
Here is my fashion illustration of my garment--I haven't finished the course yet (still a month to go), but I've learned enough to be pretty happy with my rendition!
Here's my Shuttlecock dress with some of the other entrants. There were some really inventive garments (take a look at that one of the left (below), made from spoons and garbage bags, winner in the "recycled plastic" category):
The white "paper" dress on the left (below), was winner in the "yarn as inspiration" category. The dressmaker encouraged everyone to sign or draw something on the garment.
White dress on the left (below), winner in the "transform a t-shirt" category, is all lacy on the back.
And mine, winner (out of 2 entrants :) in the "pop art" category! Thanks to the members of the Fashion Club for organizing the whole thing--it was truly a fun and challenging experience!
Someone needs to have a costume party, and soon! Until then, my dress will be on display in the student center at West Valley College, if you happen to be near Saratoga!