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Bandeau Top and Shorts

Kelsie Doty, Student, KS State U


I believe that sustainable fashion is not a short lived trend but a growing body of ideas. It is my mission to bring ecologically minded practices to consumers on a very personal level, through the clothing they wear. My target consumer is a woman who values comfort, enjoys outdoors and has an eye for vintage silhouettes.

The bandeau top and shorts were produced using five different gently worn cotton, linen, and rayon Hawaiian print button-up shirts and boning in the bandeau’s side seam made from a cut-up credit card. The bandeau top features a faux tie front and tranquil island print. Waist high shorts complete the ensemble.

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Hawaii Racer Back Dress

Kelsie Doty, Student, KS State U

I aim to double the lifecycle of a garment by reusing and upcycling textiles from previously worn clothing to create wearable styles that will last numerous trend cycles. Not only should clothes be flexible and easy to care for but also maintain a long self-life. Sustainable fashion is helping shape the future of a global industry.

This dress was produced using parts of three different gently worn cotton, linen, and rayon Hawaiian print button up shirts. Inspiration came from 1950s swim wear and casual dress. The bodice features a racer back, while the front uses a repurposed button placket serving as a closure. The skirt is accentuated with side cut outs and tonal contrast between the yoke and bottom ruffle.

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