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Finalist

ONCE UPON A CULTURE

School

Larkin Community College, Dublin 1

Team

Mansi Neerputh
Alex Sirbu

Teacher

Siobhan McKenzie

Design Description

The inspiration for based around the theme arranged marriages. In some cultures today arranged marriages still take
place. A woman should have the right to choose who she falls in love with and marries. She should not be forced into a
marriage because of her culture or family. Our costume highlights a woman’s plight in today’s society as she is forced to
marry. She wants to be herself and tell us what she wants but ultimately is trapped by her culture and has to accept her
fate. We were also inspired by the beautiful body designs of henna worn in the Indian culture and the lace.

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