Plastic A La Mode S.O.S – In Progress
Plastic A La Mode by Warren Reilly, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU), displays a conceptual response to the catastrophic consequences that our behaviour is having on the planet. Every piece of plastic used within the pieces has been recycled or reclaimed and translated into fashion-based outcomes. The work highlights our disregard of the environment as a species, turning the grotesque into a fashion spectacle. By creating a series of dresses and accessories, it reminds us that ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’.
Reilly’s accessories (header image) are displayed alongside garments (photographed above). The Black samples were created using a 3D printing pen as an initial experiment. Using standard acrylic filaments, their shapes and forms are inspired by discarded plastic netting, such as those used for food packaging.
The white samples are made from scans of discarded plastic netting. The works are printed in a Biodegradable filament, in collaboration with Edmund Keefe, by the 3D printing and Digital technology in The Shed At MMU.