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FIDM Supports Discarded To Divine Fashion Show

Rebecca Howard

Rebecca Howard

FIDM Students To Share Catwalk with Veteran Designers At ‘Discarded To Divine’ Fashion Show

DALLAS, Mar 27, 2008 / FW/ — Rebecca Howard, Marlowe Basset and Anne Sheldon Dupuaix, all of whom are students at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) will be sharing the catwalk with veteran designers Jessica McClintock, Colleen Quen, Nice Collective, Cari Borja, Verrieres & Sako, Michael Boris and Sara Shepherd in support of ‘Discarded to Divine’ fashion show that features ‘recycled’ fashion items.

Rebecca Howard’s creative interpretation of the organic works of Dale Chihuly transformed into a side-lacing corset.

Rebecca hand dyed and finished 7 pairs of women’s chinos into her 100% recycled design.

Marlowe Bassett combined upholstery fabric and a shirt into an adjustable costume representing transformation.

She was inspired by the elegant, striking lines of Dale Chihuly’s organically diaphanous glass art.

Anne Sheldon Dupuaix

Anne Sheldon Dupuaix

Anne Sheldon Dupuaix recycled chinos, cotton pants, tweed pants, a man’s jacket and a woman’s jacket into her shell jacket inspired Dale Chihuly’s “Seaforms” glass sculptures.

“I designed a jacket with a shell-like bodice that curls around the bust in a series of curved panels assembled together into a spiral shape. The sleeves resemble a cone shell. There are no side seams on the bodice, the shape of the garment is made by the curved construction seams that spiral around the body,” said Anne.

“Matte & textured fabrics were chosen to evoke

Marlowe Basset

Marlowe Basset