Number Two: Interlaced Vest
I made this vest using cables and insulating tape. I weaved the cables just as a fabric is made by woven strings. This is a resemblance of how a cable can be related to fashion, using it as a raw material weaving and molding it to give shape to the body and make a wearable garment out of it.
In the following three days I’ll be sharing with you a 3 piece art project that I did to apply for fashion school. The challenge here was to find something in my environment that people usually don’t notice. I chose cables. Why?
When I was younger, my school was really far away from home and during the whole ride I laid down and watched the sky through the window and I was so intrigued by the way cables appeared as if they were lines moving and creating different patterns.
What I did was explore the way a cable relates to fashion and to humans.
Number One: Cablirls
These are nine ‘cablirls‘ (cable + girls), all in different looks and different hair styles: the bride, the LBD chic, the sporty, the downtown girl, the summer girl, the beach lover, the red carpet glamorous, the city girl and the girl next door. They are all made out of a piece of copper cable either white, black or red. These are a representation of how a cable is similar to a person. A simple copper cable consists of the inner copper strings and the outside plastic cover. The inner copper strings are what transfers the information and energy and where everything happens, this to me is comparable to the human body. The outside cover is in charge of distinguishing the cable, giving it an identity, covering and protecting it. That is what clothes do for us.
Last year I decided to take the challenge of designing and making my high school prom dress. Without any training on neither sewing nor design I got my self into a big project. At the end all the hard work was worth it. I didn’t just enjoy my prom night feeling beautiful with my gown, but I learned so much about sewing, beading and pattern making during the process. This was my final sketch:
Complete view from the front…
…from the back.
A more detailed look at the beading…
This has been my biggest project as an aspiring fashion designer until now. Now that I’m actually learning at school about what I love, I hope to be making much more. The sad thing was I forgot to take a complete view picture of myself wearing the dress, but I’ll be having a photo shoot soon and hopefully will be uploading those later.