Madeleine Northey

RMIT Bachelor of Textiles (Design)

Garnish: Transposable Fauna revisits previous exploration of reimagining embellishment for a circular fashion system. Looking to Victorian collars as examples of removable ornament as my earlier work established the separation of embellishment from a garment extends its lifetime. My textile sculptures, secured with removable ties, and accompanying swatches convey a playful otherworldly textile-scape. The natural dye pigment drawn from blue and green algae formed the foundation of design work in this project, due to my focus on materials that can be safely composted or recycled. These pigments are also a fundamental connection to the inspiration of oceanic animals.

RMIT Bachelor of Textiles (Design)

Garnish: Transposable Fauna revisits previous exploration of reimagining embellishment for a circular fashion system. Looking to Victorian collars as examples of removable ornament as my earlier work established the separation of embellishment from a garment extends its lifetime. My textile sculptures, secured with removable ties, and accompanying swatches convey a playful otherworldly textile-scape. The natural dye pigment drawn from blue and green algae formed the foundation of design work in this project, due to my focus on materials that can be safely composted or recycled. These pigments are also a fundamental connection to the inspiration of oceanic animals.

Collection title: Garnish: Transposable Fauna
Camera and colourist: Thomas Wood

Image 1: Puffer fish 17.5 x 30.5cm   Digital printing, cotton, silk, bioplastic, spirulina algae
Film:  Garnish: Transposable Fauna — A series of textile swatches and sculptures inspired by oceanic creatures and constructed with biodegradable and recyclable materials 

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