About the design:
The fabric design for this dress is made from two photographs of ice. I combined and engineered the photos to create 4 yards of fabric to fit the individual pattern pieces of the dress. Digitally printed cotton/silk fabric. Vintage dress pattern.
Glaciology translates literally as a “study of ice”.
Bubbles trapped under a sheet of ice on the sidewalk; a lucky “grab shot” with the phone. Layers of glowing ice piled on the lake shore; captured on a winter walk, looking for hints of spring. I was drawn to these two facets of the winter landscape and the depth of color found in these images of “clear” ice. With a classic dress in mind, I digitally combined the two photos, creating a fabric print that complimented those lines, drawing the eye and echoing the hourglass shape. It was digitally printed on silk, suggesting the shimmer of the ice itself.