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Unprepared—Deconstructed Androgyny

Martin Flores, Student, Michigan State University


My goal was to design a unisex garment from a length of fabric using zero waste pattern method. The elongated thigh-length jacket design is made from white and black tweed fabric with raw edges and exposed separating zipper to emphasize the fabric’s inherent textural appearance. The overall aesthetic of Unprepared is deconstructed androgyny.

The design began by sketching the jacket. Then the pattern was created to determine how much fabric to purchase. The original dimensions of the tweed fabric were 58” wide and 2.5 yards in length. Unprepared’s asymmetrical design details, such as the collar and pocket, resulted from deliberate patterning to use all of the fabric.

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