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Drape number 13: less drape, much more confined to the top level of the body, continuing the theme of heavily draped neck from earlier, taking the society dress and using it as a heavy draped scarf? some shredded wools and knits and beading could be sewn into it, like it has collected the earth over time, i like the holes of exposed skin, keeping the circular shapes alive and the open back seemingly unconnected to anything, weights could be sewn onto the ends in the back to keep it from falling off, adds a surreal effect that i always like my work to have, an impermanence, another life philosophy, nothing is permanent and everything is an ever changing cycle, it is fleeting and always in the stages of falling off and apart, the concept of entropy. 

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drape number 12: a long all encompassing knit, part of the backwards fairy tale series, the ruching is lost and it is just a long sheath, sheer knits could be introduced to this, lots of deconstruction and elements of rugged and worn wear, additions of heavier wool gloves and cowl, added pockets, another wing sleeve is present here, the wing is more a concept of my life than necessarily part of this story and could be used simply for style, an undertone of my personal feelings/theories/dreams/writings/ than actual concept

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Drape number 11: done with the heavy black knit, it really just wanted to become odd deconstructed evening wear! i like playing with exposed skin and the gathering of the knit wrapping that around the body, bringing back the curves, infinite looping and idea of cycles, that might become more a theme in shape rather than concept, my backwards fairytale of gala girl turned into part of the earth farmer is really sticking in my head. this piece with additions of deconstruction, added fabric and shapes, beading, dyeing and so forth could really work with that idea 

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Drape number 10: done with a heavier black knit, very slinky, it put me in the mind of evening wear or night life attire, i ended up draping very slinky less disheveled pieces because thats what the fabric wanted to do, it could be an interesting concept to throw in some more formal or dressed up shapes but add a layer of destruction or ruggedness on top, like a you broke down on the road after a night in the city, ended up on a farm middle of no where and never left, still wearing you evening attire but now its dirty and ripped, you’ve torn of pieces of the skirt to create produce carrying pockets, you’ve become a part of the earth so much flowers and vines and foliage started the grow on the tattered edges, nature will always reclaim us, in the end we all end up a part of the earth, 

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Drape number 9: done with a beautiful weighted jersey knit. very loose, very skin baring, one long winged sleeve, completely open on the other side, interesting with a sheer knit long dress or skirt, worn ove a heavier knit pair of pants, a semi yoke in the back as a connecting factor for the side drape, some deconstruction techniques could be used on this, tearing, shredding, cuts, interspersed with matte beading or bleach to look disheveled

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Drape number 8: done with multiple knit fabrics including the t-shirt. seeing how the different textures and weights behave together was really interesting and inspiring, the images in my head of a rugged more deconstructed knit look came through more with this, obviously a rough drape/sketch, but i think the aesthetic came across more with this than the others. Another way to reuse scrap fabrics, tacking on long cut pieces as a ragged fringe on some of the drapier sections, long all encompassing dresses, warm necks, exposed skin but also covered. 

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Drape number 7: another experimental pocket made with a sleeve, low hanging, draped crop top of sorts, another high thick neck, an addition of ruching to the fabric for texture, thick like foliage, leaves, piles of sticks and compost, large kimono sleeve, almost like half a wing, creatures of the ground, feet on the earth dreaming of the expansive infinite sky

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Drape number 6: done with a cut up t-shirt, a heavy but loose high collar came to mind a few times with previous drapes thinking of the farm theme, but the farm in the fall, wet leaves, gray skies, long draped skirts and tops with exposed skin, but warm necks and gloved hands. another experimental pocket made with a sleeve tacked around the waist for shape. 

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drape number 5: a continuation of the stuffed forms, the connected and infinite looping shapes, loose draping combined with more solid and thicker forms, a more deconstructed look came out of this drape, something that interests me in knits and also for the farm related concept, combination of heavy thick knits maybe even combining some wools or hand knits with thinner gauzy net fabric that had been dirtied or beaded to look dirty

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Drape number 4: continuing with a theme of circles, connected pieces and ovular shapes and forms. a new idea began with this idea connected to the farm, the idea of no waste, being conservative with fabric, the fashion industry is such a wasteful industry and i don’t want be a part of that in my work, all of the scrap fabric that would be creating from making the garments would be added back into the garment, forming bulbous and sculptural abstract shapes