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This Semester’s Everyday Challenge…

I try to give my Principles of Design for Apparel class a shape challenge where I ask them to look at the actual shape/aesthetic properties of an everyday item and re-interpret it as a fashion material.  Last semester was coffee filters.  That worked so well as to be  a tough act to follow.  The idea of what to do next has been troubling me for months, and actually came up (as a positive and enthusiastic discussion) during a recent interview for a benefitted position in the department. In desperation, at the dollar store 40 minutes before the lecture started, I finalized on….