With swelling textile waste in the fashion industry, it is increasingly important for designers to explore new ways of reuse and upcycling. This particular design was a collaboration between two apparel designers who have different research and design backgrounds. One of the designers has previously explored upcycling with the use of secondhand mens garments to re-create eveningwear, while the other designer has been practicing innovative hand weaving techniques. Utilizing the strategy of upcycling, combined with a traditional strip pattern weaving technique, the purpose of this design was to develop a sustainable garment through refashioning and adding significance to secondhand men’s dress shirts, while also creating an origami flower-inspired outfit with innovative surface designs.
Keywords: sustainability, upcycle, design, surface
How to Cite:
Chen C. & Hahn K. H., (2019) “Oxford Lattice”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.8775