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While walking through the overly-crowded Canal street, a woman attempting to push two massive flower carts down the sidewalk caught my eye. I was inspired to create a piece that transformed the difficult occupation she had into a beautiful garment that represented the daily life of a mobile street vendor in Chinatown.

My design, Bloom, explores the Urban adaptation of the transportation and transaction of objects around New York City. I want to develop a pattern based off of the city’s subway map that captures the experience of walking through the bustling streets of New York from an aerial perspective. I will incorporate this design into floral printouts to use in the skirt as well as the bodice. The skirt reflects the baskets that vendors often use to transport and sell their flowers through it’s sculptural form. The bright primary colors are juxtaposed throughout the garment to attract attention from those walking down the street, in hopes of the wearer selling their flowers.

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