Fashion is child's play for textiles studentMonday, 25 June, 2012
Dale Hume (24) from Dundee, a fourth-year Textiles & Surface Design student at Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, has recently showcased her work to the public at the School’s 127th annual Degree Show.
Inspired by Japanese street style, the former St Saviour’s High School pupil has combined a range of fabrics with children’s toys to create a colourful collection of textiles including accessories and wall-pieces.
Sourcing materials from her toybox at home, charity shops and car boot sales, Dale melted, deconstructed and painted on to the toys, changing their character.
“I wanted to create a fun textiles collection that would appeal to young women. During my studies, I researched urban street style in Japan where women emulate Barbie dolls by wearing bright childlike fabrics.
“For my project, I took components from Barbie dolls and other plastic toys and used these alongside unusual fabric combinations such as PVC and wool to create a completely original design.”
On 24 June, after exhibiting her designs to the public at Gray’s Degree Show 2012, Dale will travel to London to showcase her work at New Designers in London, the UK’s most important graduate exhibition.
Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2012, sponsored by BP, showcased a plethora of undergraduate talent across a range of disciplines including 3D and product design, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fashion and textiles, graphics, digital media, visual communication, photography and electronic media.
Dale is set to graduate with a BA (Hons) in Textiles & Surface Design in July.
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