Shaunielle Foster: Unconventional Materials Challenge
What inspired your look for the Unconventional Material Challenge?
My Unconventional Material look was inspired by the today’s reality. We are in a time where love is few and far in between, and the constant reminder that with just one button it could turn to war. I hope that the dress brings awareness to the simple things in life we take for granted, such as a hug, a high five, or just being human.
What is the best part of participating in a challenge like this?
The best part about participating in this challenge is the ability to think outside the box and allow your creativity to shine through with materials outside the norm.
What has been the toughest part of designing a look out of newsprint?
The toughest part of designing a look out of paper is being able to create just one style. I never worked with this material for sewing, so it has been a learning experience as well as a teaching tool, and I can now create something magical.
If you had to give one piece of advice to someone participating in a similar challenge, what would you tell him/her and why?
If I could give one piece of advice to someone participating in a similar challenge, it would be to emphasize your peculiar talents. Be eccentric, be memorable, and have fun because you only live once and you are only as great as you believe you are. GO FOR IT!