Image: FLW 2012 Runner-up, Open: Stephanie (side)

FLW 2012 Runner-up, Open: Stephanie (side)

Emma Sinclair models an outfit created by Stephanie Powell for the Fashion Less Waste 2012: Deep Oceans design competition.


Stuart Humphreys
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Stephanie Powell from Sydney is a graduate from the Whitehouse Institute of Design. Her untitled design is modelled by Emma Sinclair. The hat is made from a fan cover. The shapes of this hat and of the dress are deliberately akin to the shape of jellyfish. The inner layer of her dress is made of PVC. The outer cover on the bodice is made of bubble wrap. The lower dress is covered in clear plastic cups. The textures of all these materials are smooth, in keeping with the smooth look of a jellyfish. In the bottom of each cup, there is the centre of a CD. In a cup every so often, there’s a Christmas light in celebration of the bioluminescent ‘jellyfish’ of phyla Ctenophora or Cnidaria.

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