Due to the dominant impact of the global coronavirus epidemic that we are encountering, people's livelihoods have changed to adjust, acquaint, and survive this boredom situation as the new normal. It is not just lifestyle orientation, but also clothing and fashion that has adapted to suit people's daily needs. More importantly, plastic and fast fashion pollution have increased rapidly during the pandemic, and this project has focused primarily on the impact of these by increasing the value of recycled waste along with environmentally friendly strategies for reducing waste and plastic pollution. These are the principal inspiration for the mini menswear collection design, which combines unique designs simultaneously with cheerful, lively expressions, and naturally bright colour that decrease the despondency and strain in the human mind. The silhouette and design ideas are inspired by the men's homely clothing that comes with the use of sustainable textiles, re-used materials, recycled materials, and natural dyeing which is a crucial component of the design process to emphasise the importance of reducing its impact on the global environment.
Final sketch with textile design
Inspiration and Colour Direction
Natural and sustainable materials
Sustainable materials, recycled plastic, and natural dying.
Silhouette and sketch design
I did qualitative research and this is also a result that I got from the responders. I found that the online working or studying outfits have been changed to be easier and more comfortable. Such as simple t-shirts, sweat/jogging pants, or pyjamas. However, when their formal online activity has been set, they will put on blazer or jacket with their relaxed outfit. So, all the silhouette of this collection, I got an idea from the simple outfit during the virus pandemic.
Experimental and textile designs
As part of the textile design process and experimental, I tried to weave recycled cotton waste fabric and plastic bags with a hand-weaving tool that I created my own from recycled cardboard. Also, the patterns and textures for the textile were created from natural referencing such as overlaying shadows of leaves and flowers on a wall; I got the idea from Cactus and leaf Texture, and I used hand sketching first and then I used photoshop and illustrator to create repeating patterns.
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