Image: FLW 2012 Finalist, Secondary School: Rachelle (front)

FLW 2012 Finalist, Secondary School: Rachelle (front)

Rachelle Sleiman models her outfit created for the Fashion Less Waste 2012: Deep Oceans design competition.

Stuart Humphreys
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Rachelle Sleiman from Roseville College is next with her design, titled ‘Jalloon’. See the jellyfish inspired skirt, made with newspaper using a paper mache technique. At the back is a concertina-shaped feature made from a car filter. It is attached to the skirt by velcro. It’s up and down movement aims to evoke the way that a jellyfish moves. Lengths of frayed rope and thin strips from a red leather tablecloth are glued to the lower edge of the skirt, to represent tentacles. Wider strips of that red tablecloth are glued around the edges of the skirt and on some bodice seams. The bodice is made from foam life-jacket panels. The inspirations for this part of ‘Jalloon’ have a backbone – this 'monster' has merged the shapes of a hat worn by Lady Gaga with the shapes of a goldfish. Red is used for a vivid, ironic comment on coral bleaching.

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