Art, Fiber Art, hand-bleached, Handmade, Prints, Textile art

Moth Print Grey Trench Coat

This coat is made within a project “Overcoming my fears” which I’ve worked on during the
last year. Since I was afraid of insects so much in my childhood It was a great progress to make a decision to use graphic images of four giant moths as a base of the print. Aesthetically, these moths are stunningly beautiful, especially as white bleached prints on grey-coloured fabric.

I was inspired by Japanese kimonos and trench coats in terms of tailoring. The result is somewhere in the middle. The giant insect prints are a reference to kimonos, but the silhouette of the coat is closer to trench coats. As for printing, I have printed all the moths separately, each one on a square piece of grey cotton fabric. They were laboriously quilted and designed into the one whole garment.

Here you can see stencils before hand-bleached printing process:

Here is a ‘paparazzi’ style photo from backstage of my fashion show:

Here you can see one more “MOTH” printed item:
MOTH PRINT QUILTED JACKET

THIS IS HOW I MAKE MY HAND-BLEACHED PRINTS

Sometimes is very interesting to compare different garments and silhouettes made of the same fabric with a variety of prints on them:
FISH SOAP PRINT JACKET

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