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Disruptive Pattern Material: Costumes

Surface Research, VCUQatar

Faculty leader

Nathan Davis, Assistant Professor

Student participants

Where do you live? What does it look like? Could you wear your surroundings on your body? In this project, students were asked to find a site in their local environment and design a costume that used its most essential physical, textural and emotional aspects in a fashion-oriented way.

Students began to see their local environment as a resource for a diverse range of design opportunities, and enjoyed the project’s performative aspect by dressing up and shooting portraits in a public space. At once surprising and playful, this project embodies a high degree of adventure and personal expression.