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ACCEPTANCE

 

Wanted to show that it is ok to need pills to survive and function. This garment will raise awareness for people with mental illnesses and help to end the stigma against mental health.This garment was created during Covid- 19 because it was a time of uncertainty. Everyone needs to learn to stand together, help one another and protect their mental health. Depicting something that is crucial especially during Covid-19, this garment is meant to signify protection for mental health. This garment covers the entire body just like a mental illness takes a toll on a person’s whole body. The shape of the garment is also meant to mimic a hospital gown and that is why it is open in the back. The top and skirt are made out of silk organza.

 
 
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Tried a bunch of different ways to use the pills and ultimately was inspired by the concept of a pill packet. The fabric paints were trials for how the words would be displayed, but ended up appliquéing them on.