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Ephemeral Bloom

School

Coláiste Nano Nagle, Co. Limerick

Team

Brenda Lim
Brianna Ellen Sheeran
Molly Jackson

Teacher

Sarah Nestor

Design Description

Asian heritage and designer Yumi Katsura’s ‘Japan Couture Collection’ inspired this design. The cherry blossom detail used symbolizes the ephemeral nature of life. As new drives out the old! This designer wanted to create a beautiful, conscious, evoking look that bucks the trend for the constant pursuit of trends to protect the natural world from fast fashion.

Materials Used: The Hanfu is made by layering bedsheets and construction mesh. The blossoms are made from paper coasters and wire. Pearl necklaces and lace adds detail to the top. A corset from a wedding dress was deconstructed to create an ornate waistband. The Ku/pants use coaster cutouts, bedsheets, cardboard, and copper layers. The traditional footwear uses yoga mats, copper wires, flip-flops, and socks. The headpiece came from styrofoam and newspaper.

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