Bongee

This collection is inspired by water in all forms.

After spending countless hours exploring underwater in pools, lakes, and oceans throughout my life, I took interest in the significance it has in our lives and this opened up some curiosity. How can something be so beautiful and scary at the same time, weightless but heavy, fast but still?  I was challenged to create a collection that hit all four points of the creative thinking process including innovative thinking, embracing contradictions, problem solving, and taking risks. This challenge pushed me to explore textile creation and ultimately I developed a ‘bubble-like’ textured organza by gathering in a repeated wave motion and heat-setting.

I used a cobalt blue ponte knit to represent the unforgiving shades of blue that water can be and a sheer organza altered by heat-setting to embody the unpredictability of water.