Creative Design: Professional

Perspective Rays

  • Ja Young Hwang (Kent State University)
  • Kim Hahn (Kent State University)


The purpose of design was to develop a sustainable design through the use of re-purposed and post-consumer materials inspired by an Op-art artist. The work of British painter and designer Bridget Riley was used as a source of inspiration; her work is generally known for being one of the foremost examples of Op-art. Her distinctive style of black-and-white optical art paintings uses simple geometrical shapes that include circles, squares, or stripes to establish intricate and repetitive patterns that create an appearance of movement as well as other optical illusions (Biography, 2016). Several pairs of post consumer khaki pants in two different hues with different sizes and shapes were hand-cut and sewn together to create a fabric surface for the top and the skirt.

How to Cite:

Hwang, J. & Hahn, K., (2018) “Perspective Rays”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 75(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2018
Peer Reviewed