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School of Architecture College of Design

Canis Lupus Upcycled Project

Jennifer Voth, Student, U of MN


The garment, Canis Lupus, Latin for grey wolf, is inspired by the big bad wolf character found in various fairy tales. The design was developed for the No White design competition held in response to a production of Snow White. The designs for the show were meant to be inspired by the dark side of fairy tales.

The garment was developed by disassembling two men’s jackets into flat pattern pieces. The pattern was patched together in an innovative manner, transforming and adding value to the once discarded garments.

 

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Upcycled Doily Dress

Jennifer Voth, Student, U of MN

This garment repurposes and recycles materials from a Good Will thrift store into a high fashion look. To me, sustainability is a category for decision making that involves a deep consideration for the health and preservation of the Earth’s environment. This will result in a more habitable or “sustainable” experience for present and future generations of life on earth. The garment is composed of place mats and doilies, a weathered flag, and a white shower curtain. The lining is composed of the fabric pieces that were used to create the pattern for the dress and would normally be thrown away. The shower curtain and the lining were dyed to unify the look and add value to the materials and garment.

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Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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