R E P U R P O S E D
G A R M E N T P R I N T I N G
As part of my Graduate Collection I experimented with printing onto repurposed garments such as shirt sleeves and front panels. I wanted to be more mindful with my use of materials so I decided to use fabrics that have had a previous life.
I layered up digital dye sublimation with screen print techniques and vinyl embellishment. I found this combination gave my designs more depth and excitement.
Up-cycled polyester fleece sleeves
Following the theme of 'Inner- child Expression' I played with the idea of juxtaposing the mundane and corporate with a vibrant child-like energy.
This is why I have chosen office attire to print over. I wanted to depict a feeling of the inner-child trying to escape from a grown-up who has been conditioned to suppress it.
Layering vinyl strips