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the 'in motion' designers were inspired by Hozier and his most recent album Wasteland, baby! The cover art for the album features a picture of Hozier fully dressed underwater. the designers were really inspired by the way his clothes and fabric moved from the water, so this is what the collection captured. Through the use of super light and sheer fabrics, the team captured what water’s manipulation of fabric looks like, while not being actually underwater. 

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This garment was developed with a more structured silhouette to show the sleek, glimmering aspect of water. Additionally, sections of this garment were dyed to give the garment a watercolor aesthetic and show the depth and color variation of moving water. The pants and bandeau top were a new challenge given that the designer had never made pants before. 

this look is designed as a gender fluid top and bottom. both the top and pants were inspired by hozier's water motif as well as harry styles's fluid motion in his falling music video. the sheer top further represents the collection's fluid aesthetic, with custom-printed fabric, depicting droplets.

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This gown is inspired by the Victorian era with its ruffled collar and bishop sleeves, but with a modern twist. While the gown may seem super modest, the sheerness of the fabric, large leg slit and two-piece collar captures many modern trends. Made of a flowing crepe, the gown represents movement like no other fabric.

this one-shouldered gown represents the flowing movements of water present in the collection. it is carefully draped along the shoulder to ensure that the fluidity is present. the sheerness of the fabric mimics the transparency of water.

The tulle minidress was layered with sheer fabrics to show its transparency and color variation. Beading was added to reflect light as water does when it moves. This design was completed with a white overcoat dip-dyed in blues to add contrast and interest to the overall design, emulating the complexities of water. 

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certain pieces of the garments were hand-dyed with blue variations. this is to enhance the look and depict the intensities of water's movement.

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IN MOTION DESIGNERS

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KAREN XU

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MICHELLE KERR

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