Creative Design: Professional

Vegetation: A Tribute to the Oregon Coast Part 4

  • Laura Kane (Mount Mary University)


Vegetation is the fourth garment in a series of creative scholarship pieces dedicated to the natural elements found along the Oregon Coast. The purpose of this garment is to bring awareness to the growing kelp farming industry and its impact on helping reduce ocean acidification and creating sustainable farming initiatives, and to do so through the lens of a ready to wear garment in a personally previously unexplored target market. The kilt is made of cotton sateen with asymmetrical pleating, welt pocket, and a side patch pocket with piped edging details. The shirt print was created using a photograph of the Oregon Coast. The jacket is made of leather and lined with satin. The shoulders of the jacket are embellished with leather appliques. The collar is constructed with rows of piping and long handing tendrils to mimic the wrapping and tangling of the kelp when washed ashore. 

Keywords: creative scholarship, oregoncoast, piping, oregon, kilt, applique, trapunto, leather, couture, wearable art, menswear

How to Cite:

Kane, L., (2019) “Vegetation: A Tribute to the Oregon Coast Part 4”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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Published on
15 Dec 2019