Project Title

Paper Punk

Presenter Hometown

Crestwood

Major

Apparel Design and Merchandising

Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Amber Chatelain

Mentor Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

Abstract

Our design is a tiered, punk chic jumper and bandeau ensemble. We were inspired by the juxtaposition between girly and punk styles emulated by Avril Lavine and Betsey Johnson. This dress would be perfect for a night out of dancing and music. We chose classic black with a neon teal pop of color. We used tissue paper and tape to create this design. The two-tiered skirt is an accordion pleat, pushed out in the front and back with bustles made out of tissue paper. The first step was making the skirt, starting with the bottom tier and working our way up. The technique we used for the pleats is similar to the way one would make fans as a child, with alternating, symmetrical folds. Next came the bandeau and the straps before we finished it off with the waistband and the bow detail in the back. The details are what brings this look together, with the straps crossing in the back and the flat bow bringing them together at the bottom. The bandeau also has a crumb-catcher detail in the front for an extra twist to a classic rocker look. One of the biggest challenges that arose while assembling this look came from the way the tissue paper was prone to wrinkling and having to overcome this issue to ensure the best presentation of our ensemble. We solved this problem by using an excess amount of tape and using smaller details to cover some of the rough edges.

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Paper Punk

Our design is a tiered, punk chic jumper and bandeau ensemble. We were inspired by the juxtaposition between girly and punk styles emulated by Avril Lavine and Betsey Johnson. This dress would be perfect for a night out of dancing and music. We chose classic black with a neon teal pop of color. We used tissue paper and tape to create this design. The two-tiered skirt is an accordion pleat, pushed out in the front and back with bustles made out of tissue paper. The first step was making the skirt, starting with the bottom tier and working our way up. The technique we used for the pleats is similar to the way one would make fans as a child, with alternating, symmetrical folds. Next came the bandeau and the straps before we finished it off with the waistband and the bow detail in the back. The details are what brings this look together, with the straps crossing in the back and the flat bow bringing them together at the bottom. The bandeau also has a crumb-catcher detail in the front for an extra twist to a classic rocker look. One of the biggest challenges that arose while assembling this look came from the way the tissue paper was prone to wrinkling and having to overcome this issue to ensure the best presentation of our ensemble. We solved this problem by using an excess amount of tape and using smaller details to cover some of the rough edges.