"THINK LIKE EINSTEIN, DESIGN LIKE DA VINCI" DRESS, 2015
This is a dress I helped design and fabricate with a friend of mine for a fundraiser competition thrown by ARCK, an organization making art accessible to people in Boston. I designed and fabricated the translucent section of the dress (in the front on the photo on the right).
The Design Process
We decided to jump right into the design and prototype the frame with string. Here's an image of me posing with the mannequin.
PRACTICING BENDING DELRIN
I picked up a sheet of 1/8 inch delrin from McMaster and tried to bend it by heating it up with a heat gun. I discovered that delrin is much gummier than acrylic and heat up much faster so I ha to be careful not to burn myself.
ASSEMBLING THE FRAME
After successfully bending a few pieces of delrin, I lasercut the frame of the dress and secured it together with bolts. In this picture, my partner for the dress competition tried it on. Not bad!
PRESENTING THE DRESS AT THE FUNDRAISER
We finished with zero time to spare an had to rush to the event to present it for the judging. The Edgerton Center got a shout out!