Hi everyone my name is Olivia, my major is fashion design. I come from Shanghai, China. Have you ever had this kind of idea, every time arrive a new season to feel oneself seem to have no clothes to wear, but clearly have a lot of old clothes of last year in the closet, buy new clothes and have no place to put then how should do. I am really interesting about now we have a lot of clothing brand, They produce a lot of clothes every season. I wonder what these brands will do with these old clothes that can’t be sold.
In the seminar, I am researching on how does fast fashion affect the environment. Through the investigation, I found that fast fashion brands do great harm to the environment. They will sell the over-produced clothes to consumers by way of discount in the season change, but even then they cannot sell all the clothes. Some brands burn unsellable clothes.
In the studio, though I do the research in bridge 3 I see a lot of artist use different format to show how they thought the fast fashion affect the environment I was impressed. Their works can be divided into two categories: one is to let you see how much clothes you waste, and the other is to transform old clothes. However, I want my works to be seen by people, and they will not only be forgotten after seeing them for a while but can be used forever. So I decided to make clothes recycling bin. When others see it, they can throw in what they don’t need or take what they need from it. In the process of making it, I wanted to make it into humanoid garbage can at first, but I failed due to time constraints, so I tried my best to find the garbage can I am using now. Then I made a garbage cover, using all the leftover materials and clothes I did not wear to reorganize it, and also implemented a recyclable purpose. If I have more time to do this project I will make a big trash bin by myself and put more clothes on it.
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Research question: How does fast fashion affect the environment?
In my seminar class, my research is about how fast fashion affect the environment so as we all know the fast fashion brand has a large problem with overproducing. It is a harm to the environment to know a lot of useless rubbish. So thought my project I want to show that so when other people see my work they can have the same feeling with me or maybe different feeling but they can thinking abut from themselves.
Fast fashion, Tom Warren, Installation, Size: 48 W x 168 H x 48 in,
This is Fast fashion Installation By Tom Warren, the artist thinks Fast fashion’ and the rise of globalization has created a culture of disposable clothing, exploiting low-wage workers in third world countries and is environmentally unsustainable. In an age of uncontrolled consumerism and devotion to materialism, retail chains have proliferated at an alarming rate over the last decade. This interactive sculpture is made by bundling an accumulation of garments and objects into a boulder-like form. The process of making/ moving it becomes extremely heavy and labor intensive, reflecting the culture of ‘fast fashion’.
This is public art is in Alki beach, Seattle made by Electric Coffin art studio, all the clothes they used all from Value Village. Value Village Savers, a for-profit global thrift retailer that delivers high-quality, modest apparel, accessories, and household products, applies a repeating business model. This program wants to encourage people to recycle and donate their clothes doesn’t wear.
WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH: Craig Reucassel with fashion waste in his ABC television series War On Waste.
The artist shows Every 10 minutes how many clothes we can though away.
Blood Mountain created by Suzie Blake. Suzie fond most of the woman working on the Garment factory and they face a lot of woman rights problem and she knows that fast fashion also damages the environment so she made this Installation.
Shirtwaist Waste: Landfill Slice by Joyce Watkins King.
When did jeans become fast fashion? (detail) by Joyce Watkins King.
by Joyce Watkins King.
Clothes, Trash, Paper bag, any leftover material
So for bridge 4, I want to use people wasting clothes to cut and remade a new dress.
Let me start the question with How does fast fashion affect the environment？ When I see this question I was thinking what some bad thing the brand did to the environment? I believe that not everyone knows what is happened what fast fashion does make them keeping to buying clothes from them. Fast fashion brand The rate of update is very fast, they keep making a lot of new products for people, While meeting consumer demand, they also have large inventories of their own. Their overproduction also poses a threat to the environment. On the other hand, businesses in the fast fashion industry are very unlikely to adopt a proactive approach to release information for the general public to know how fast fashion will influence the environment.
The art I selected from the Brooklyn Museum is JamianJuliano’s “Three Penny Opera”. My research question is about fast fashion, so when I see this art it impresses me. You can see the artist put the pop-art and art history together, and the “Madole ” it is walking on the runway but carry the plastic bag and paper bag, but when every time we watch a runway show it is really fancy and beautiful we don’t think about the environment. So from this art makes me think how the fast fashion effect with the environment? Do we have access to all of the information to know how it affects the environment? So I decided to use fast fashion brand clothes to be material.
This is the pieces I choose from fast fashion brand, This cloth I am not longer to wear it.
This is the picture I working.
This is the final piece look like, I change the shirt to be a woman top. As you can see the right said I put a lot of receipts and a plastic bag having a lot of leftover material in the side I want to show that every time you buy a lot of clothes from the store you usually get along receipt do you remember where you put it? And the right side I made some decorate but everything I used is leftover material.
The art I selected from the Brooklyn Museum is JamianJuliano’s “Three Penny Opera”. My research question is about fast fashion, so when I see this art it impresses me. You can see the artist put the pop-art and art history together, and the “Madole ” it is walking on the runway but carry the plastic bag and paper bag, but when every time we watch a runway show it is really fancy and beautiful we don’t think about the environment. So from this art makes me think how the fast fashion effect with the environment? Do we have access to all of the information to know how it affects the environment?
This is my first time to make loom, I really like I think it is really interesting. One of the biggest difficulties I had, when I was building my work, was that I couldn’t keep track of the length of the thread, and I often wound the thread together, which wasted a lot of my time, and because it was my first time, when I wanted to try to weave something new, it wasn’t always satisfying. I use wool to knit my works because I want to bring a warm feeling when people see and touch it, it is comfortable and warm. In my poetry behind the start is a kind of sad feeling but it took me more cheerful statement, just like my work I use a lot of black, when you look at the first you will feel black is very outstanding, but I use the small area near the different bright colors, see like the other colors in black gradually infection.
This is link to my Poem.
For this bridge project, I choose Chanel to be my topic. The brand Chanel is more than a brand as it represents independent and strong women through the inspirations of its founder, its design style and its social impact. So for my artifact, I decided to make black women tie with camellia. I choose black silk to make the tie, in one hand it represents the Coco Chanel is an independent and strong woman who was made the first Women’s overalls in the world. In another way is I want to commemorate Karl Lagerfeld，He also paid a lot for this brand, making the brand more youthful, raising awareness and allowing Chanel to reach a new height. The brand has a large social impact. Also, the price is not cheap. So I chose silk as my main fabric. I want to make people feel this my artifact related to Chanel when people see in the first time, so I add camellia.