Image: FLW 2012 Finalist, Secondary School: Eden (front)
Eden Lim models her outfit created for the Fashion Less Waste 2012: Deep Oceans design competition.
- Stuart Humphreys
- © Australian Museum
Here is Eden Lim from Roseville College in Sydney with her untitled design. The bodice is made from tapes – masking tape, packaging tape and duct tape – stuck onto a garbage bag inside layer. At the back, clothes-line wire is laced through metal curtain hooks and nuts and bolts. Orange cable ties were applied on top, to reference the strong lines that are visible on an anglerfish, in its fins and bones. This use of cable ties extends to the skirt, where they form a cage-like structure. It is overlain by A4 plastic projector sheets, and underlain by a tutu of plastic bags. In the shape, colour and movement of this skirt, we can see Eden’s second inspiration – jellyfish. Melted panels of plastic string trail around her legs, as tentacles. The orange ties and metal pieces in an otherwise fairly muted design intends to mimic how, in the dark deep, there are occasional bright points – from bioluminescence.