June 19, 2013

My Colourful Crab Print Dress






Photos: Michael Dooney

Woo Hoo Summer Holidays have begun! Summer in Berlin! Today it is over 30 degrees. A rare event in this mostly overcast, grey city. 

SCREEN PRINTING BLUE CRABS
At the moment I am loving this simple slip silhouette. The shape lends itself to creating some interesting textiles. On this occasion I screen printed these little crabs onto the dress. Why crabs? I was inspired by the Schiaparelli and Dali collaboration lobster dress(which I previously posted about here). I will definitely be creating some more quirky prints on fabric. 



Screen Printing blue crabs onto my fabric

I used the colette Laurel pattern to create the dress


CHOOSING COLOURS FOR THE DRESS
My fiancee, Michael has been working on some art installations which focus on light, colours and perception. He uses complimentary colours to produce these crazy perceptual experiences. The video below shows what it looks like, but you can't experience it properly unless you are standing in the space.  

My crab dress uses the complementary colours blue and orange. When looking at the dress in a bright environment your eyes struggle to focus on the blue crabs. It kind of looks like they are scurrying around. Freaky! 
 





Has anyone else incorporated or been inspired by science when creating garments? 

It would be great to hear about any other experiments:)

10 comments:

  1. Adore your dress and I love how it looks with the yellow shoes! :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is amazing. YOu've taken choosing fabric to another level.......! I can't say I have been inspired by science but you've got me interested! Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely feedback and I am glad that you were interested:)

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  3. SO AMAZING! The best Laurel I've seen yet! xoxoxo

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    1. Ohhh such kind words thanks! This is one of my new favourite dresses at the moment. Great for the summer

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  4. Nice and beautifull Crab Print collection you have. I really like it.

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