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Creative Promise Award
Design student Anel Zarate wins

How it transforms: The elastic waistband on the skirt is stretched and pulled down, revealing a colorful mermaid skirt.
Annalucia: front and back view. Silk charmeuse, organza. Construction: machine and hand stitching, shapes applied to bodice with iron-on webbing; Fabric: direct-dyeing using short brush strokes. 2014. Photo by the artist.Annalucia (from left to right): bodice detail, side view, skirt detail. Silk charmeuse, organza. Construction: machine and hand stitching, shapes applied to bodice with iron-on webbing; Fabric: direct-dyeing using short brush strokes. 2014. Photo by the artist.Annalucia: before look. Silk charmeuse, organza. Construction: machine and hand stitching, shapes applied to bodice with iron-on webbing; Fabric: direct-dyeing using short brush strokes. 2014. Photo by the artist.Annalucia: after look. Silk charmeuse, organza. Construction: machine and hand stitching, shapes applied to bodice with iron-on webbing; Fabric: direct-dyeing using short brush strokes. 2014. Photo by the artisHow it transforms: Two snaps are undone at the center front of the vest, and a hook-and-eye is released at the center front waist. The entire “before” look is taken off, and the colorful “after” skirt falls over it.
Erica: front and back view. Cotton sateen, seersucker, and silk chiffon. Construction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: immersion dyeing, direct dyeing with fiber-reactive dye, and stamping with fabric paint. 2014. Photo by the artist.Erica (from left to right): skirt detail, back view, bodice detail. Cotton sateen, seersucker, and silk chiffon. Construction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: immersion dyeing, direct dyeing with fiber-reactive dye and stamping with fabric paint. 2014. Photo by the artist.Erica: before look. Cotton sateen, seersucker, and silk chiffon. Construction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: immersion dyeing, direct dyeing with fiber-reactive dye and stamping with fabric paint. 2014. Photo by the artist.How it transforms: Two snaps are undone at the shoulders, and the bodice folds down to reveal a new look.
Grace: before and after looks. Silk charmesue, cotton sateen, and heavy-duty interfacing. Contruction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: immersion dyeing, stamping, direct-dyeing using short brush strokes. 2014. Photo by the artist.Grace (from left to right): bodice detail, back view, skirt detail. Silk charmesue, cotton sateen, and heavy-duty interfacing. Contruction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: immersion dyeing, stamping, direct-dyeing using short brush strokes. 2014. Photo by the artist.Grace: before look. Silk charmesue, cotton sateen, and heavy-duty interfacing. Contruction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: immersion dyeing, stamping, direct-dyeing using short brush strokes. 2014. Photo by the artist.Grace: after look. Silk charmesue, cotton sateen, and heavy-duty interfacing. Contruction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: immersion dyeing, stamping, direct-dyeing using short brush strokes. 2014. Photo by the artist.How it transforms: The strips of the skirt are snapped off from the waist and unfold to become a floor-length dress.
Michaela: before and after looks. Silk chiffon, silk charmeuse, and satin. Construction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: vat dyeing, stamping using heat-set fabric inkpad, fabric manipulation. 2014. Photo by the artist.Michaela (from left to right): dress panel detail, back view, and skirt detail. Silk chiffon, silk charmeuse, and satin. Construction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: vat dyeing, stamping using heat-set fabric inkpad, fabric manipulation. 2014. Photo by the artist.Michaela after look. Silk chiffon, silk charmeuse, and satin. Construction: machine and hand stitching; Fabric: vat dyeing, stamping using heat-set fabric inkpad, fabric manipulation. 2014. Photo by the artist.How it transforms: Snaps are undone at the waistline, making the skirt unfold from the inside to become a floor-length dress.
Kaylin: before and after looks. Satin, silk charmeuse, and chiffon. Construction: machine and hand stitching, shapes applied to bodice with iron-on webbing; Fabric: immersion dyeing using fiber-reactive dye and stamping using heat-set fabric inkpad. 2014. Photo by the artist.Kaylin (from left to right): back view and skirt detail. Satin, silk charmeuse, and chiffon. Construction: machine and hand stitching, shapes applied to bodice with iron-on webbing; Fabric: immersion dyeing using fiber-reactive dye and stamping using heat-set fabric inkpad. 2014. Photo by the artist.

Anel Zarate, Design ‘15, received the 2014 SDA Creative Promise Award. The Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence is given once a year by the Surface Design Association to recognize excellence in a body of work by two outstanding students, one undergraduate and one graduate. Each student is awarded $750, which may be applied to tuition, materials, equipment, educational travel, or any other expenses related to professional development. In addition, the winner’s work is featured in an issue of the Surface Design Journal. Anel submitted her 2014 Signature Collection, “Transformations,” which is comprised of garments that not only include hand-dyed and painted textiles but also shape-shift from one silhouette to another or from cocktail to red carpet.

The Surface Design Association is an international organization whose mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences. 

View a PDF of the article in the Fall 2014 Surface Design Journal at right. 

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