|Zero Waste Exhibit, The Columbia Chronicle, Exhibition catalog|
|Tim Blokel Photography|
|Photo taken by Arti Sandhu during Critique|
|Wearing the skirt myself|
In school, I took a really amazing class with a really awesome instructor, Arti Sandhu. Boy, did she challenge me! She was not about to let me stay safe and make classic clothing! The class was called, Fashion; Theory and Practice. The challenges that Arti came up with were not only challenging, but they were relevant. The class was almost like a season of Project Runway! The class was very conceptual; we studied how Fashion embodies the Zeitgeist, or the Spirit of the times. I remember discussing how wasteful “fast” fashion can be, how fashion is ever changing, never static. Needless to say, the class was very inspiring.
I just wanted to share with you the third project I completed during the class, Zero Waste; Fashion Re-patterned. My garment was chosen to be featured in the windows on Wabash Ave. in conjunction with the show……….. What an honor!
What I did was take several yards of vintage fabric I found in my mom’s basement and create a pencil skirt. The Challenge; Having zero fabric waste!!! So, I did not make one single cut into the fabric! I simple sewed darts on top and bottom, and stitched in a zipper. Simple, yet effective!
Video of Arti talking about the Exhibit.
The Exhibit featured on ABC news.