Melody Zhang


Class of: 2027

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Bristol Paper

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: Make a tessellated body covering out of paper.

In celebration of Chinese New Year, my project pays tribute to the Year of the Dragon. Drawing inspiration from Qing Dynasty heritage, the body covering fuses celebratory elements with the structural resemblance of a warrior, synonymous of warding out evil spirits. The hexagonal arrangement of the laser cutting is reminiscent of a lantern, capable of dispelling inner darkness and bringing forth enlightenment. Ultimately, the garment will serve as a token attracting good fortune and positive energy to the wearer’s body.