Bridge Project #1: 100 Questions
We were asked to compile a list of 100 fashion-related questions that sparked our curiosity. These questions had everything to do with history to designing, from gender norms to sustainability, both broad/general to specific. These are the 10 best questions, most dealing with creativity and originality in the industry.
- Where do we draw the line between copy and inspiration?
- How can fashion be reworked/redesigned to create something new and innovative?
- Is there anything “new”?
- How can fashion move forward?
- Will fast fashion degrade high fashion?
- Who/what determines trends and how?
- How can fashion become more inclusive?
- Does fashion allow people to express their individuality or does it force people to conform?
- Is fashion a circular cycle?
- Should contemporary fashion designers refer more to the past and history of fashion rather than create something entirely new?
We were asked to create a 3-D object that had to do with our top 10 questions. Because I chose questions that had to do with originality, inclusiveness, and moving forward, my object reflects the problems of copying and inspiration. I decided to rework very well known prints from different designers by changing their prints to my questions. I then printed these new designed prints on fabric paper, patterned and cut them out, and created this shirt. I chose a simple T-shirt with a pocket because it is one of the most basic garments and anything can be made with a variation of the T-shirt.
Questions turned into prints
Printing the digital prints onto fabric paper