PRINCESS & PC

Dec 2015     

 My friend models the PC, created from recycled packaging and computer scraps during an overnight hackathon.

My friend models the PC, created from recycled packaging and computer scraps during an overnight hackathon.

 
 

During A twenty-four Hacakathon

at Flux with the theme "Design and Modeling," I chose to design two trashion pieces as a throwback to my work with the MIT Trashion Show. Through donations from my coworkers, I began the hacakthon with a broken computer and a variety of recycled plastic bags and miscellaneous packaging. From there, I crafted two contrasting outfits – one, a flowy white dress reminiscent of a bridesmaid's and the other, a futuristic, edgy ensemble inspired by robots. I dubbed the dynamic duo the Princess & the PC.

The body of the Princess dress was made from plastic bags; the necklace was made from the capacitors of the broken computer. The shirt and shorts of the PC were made from metallic packaging material, also studded with bits and bobs from the computer's internal hardware; the accessories were made from its circuit boards.