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NAME : Mahdiya Trudeau-Williams

THEME OF YOUR WORK : The Tanabata festival

DESCRIPTION OF YOUR WORK : My first dress was inspired by the methods used to create the fabric, threading pieces of the fabric and repurposed jinbei fabric together one by one to create the dress like thread is woven together to create fabric. My second dress is inspired by the garments worn to the festival, specifically kimonos. For this garment, I used a vintage kimono for the base and the Enshu Men Tsumugi fabric to mimic how a kimono closes in the front, and ties and overlaps in the back to mimic an obi knot.

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