Occupying the In-Between

Selina Keogan
Fashion Design

College
Dublin Institute of Design

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Selina Keogan

Occupying the In-Between

The choices I eventually made for my base fabrics and textile fabrics were influenced by my visual research. The topic of Wellbeing began my research. This topic led to my interest into underwater life and in particular the jellyfish. This is an animal which has learned to adapt and thrive in our changing climate. The world’s human population expected to increase 32 percent by 2050, to 9.1 billion, a number of environmental conditions that favour jellyfish are predicted to become more common. March/2020 www.smithsonianmag.com › science-nature › jellyfish-the-next-king-of I chose to work with Denim as my base fabric, it had the structure that i wanted for my finished look and as a natural fibre I was confident that it could absorb the colour of my digital print without losing definition.The final two prints originated from my own photographs of street lights. These photos would have the tones and highlights I needed to create my repeat pattern. The choice for my textiles also came through my visual research. I wanted to create the atmosphere that I had been looking at in the underwater images. I needed an almost translucent material that would help me create this atmosphere. I started experimenting with different tulle organza and chiffon . I choose a soft tulle that would allow me to work out my textile ideas without causing too much difficulty for me on the machine and also would hold soft shapes without clinging to the body. My customer Profile was mid 30+ working in the media/ creative industry looking for fashion forward outfits. Using strong shapes and vibrant colours was important to me in the design process but I also wanted to include more wearable pieces that reflected a type of ethereal beauty. In Contrast with the structured denim base.