Ana Rose Guitierrez - "Modern Style Toga"
ANA ROSE GUITIERREZ
Modern Style Toga, 2021
Curtains, bed sheets, thread, serger thread
58 x 40 x 3 inches
This sustainable design competition allows me to open new ideas for my garment. I selected my garment name as Modern Style Toga. The example of a Cocoon Cloak reminds me of the Ancient Roman Toga which inspired my garment.
I had these old curtains and old bedsheets, which have some damages on the fabrics and color-fade, that were sitting in my closet for a while. So, I decided to reuse these damaged fabrics for my garment.
I cut old bedsheets to create front and back centerpieces and cut second old bedsheets to build the sleeves. After I reassembled both body and sleeve pieces together, I realized that the fabric was very light and thin, which did not give me a feeling of Ancient Roman Toga.
Hence, I decided to reuse another bed sheet to construct a lining for my garment. Once I have completed the body parts of the garment, I cut old curtains to attach to the skirt and sleeve hems. Also, I reused leftover fabrics from the same curtains to create a fabric belt.
My garment can be worn two ways, as a reversible Cocoon Cloak. The long fabric belt can be utilized as a garment accessory, a double wrap in front, and create a ribbon in the back on the waistline.
I believe that my garment delivers an impression of Ancient Roman Toga. The softest fabric gives you a smooth and comfortable feeling all day. Whenever you move around your arms, you feel a sense of natural drapery. A wide fabric belt on your waistline feels like you are wearing a beautiful gown.
Please note: Due to differences in monitor settings, colors may appear slightly different on screen than in-person.
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