Image: FLW 2012 Finalist, Open: Mandy (front)
Mandy King models her outfit created for the Fashion Less Waste 2012: Deep Oceans design competition.
- Stuart Humphreys
- © Australian Museum
Mandy King from Sydney is a student of Ultimo College, NSW TAFE. Her design is titled ‘Deep Sea Atlantis’. Colorbond steel samples are arrayed on the bodice to look like scales, as a nod to the scaly creatures of the sea. The samples are attached to the bodice by cable ties. The bodice is made from bike tyres, flattened out and joined. It’s laced at the side with an old shoelace through eyelets. The neckpiece is made from what Mandy believes is a rubber hemorrhoid pillow. It was chosen for use on account of its similarity in form and colour to a Benthocodon spp. jellyfish. Mandy has also up-cycled an old skirt. This skirt has a ring from a crab net sewn into the base. The aim is to convey a sense of the fluid movement of a Frill Shark.