Qizhe Chen

Wearable Form

Class of: 2023

Major: Strategic Design and Management BBA

Medium: Wearable piece

Faculty: Robert Hickman

Prompt: For this assignment, we were tasked to “create a wearable form that accentuates or augments the body or part of the body.”

I adapted my ideas to various experiments on my own and conversations I had with my professor and peers, then finally decided on a hand-printed skirt ( made with unbleached muslin, rubber stamp, and fabric paint) structured on a hand- made skirt hoop ( made of wooden edge band, elastic band, and melamine ). The pattern was inspired by my plant, which I then carved into a rubber stamp with certain artistic exaggeration. Additionally, we were required to incorporate sewing to the piece, so I hand-stitched every seam needed.