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The Postcards from Blackpool 2013 Collection by Carrie-Ann Stein

By: Jana Pijak - Published: • References: notjustalabel and notjustalabel
Entitled 'Postcards from Blackpool', the Carrie-Ann Stein graduate collection experiments with an unlikely fabric medium. Created using enlarged photo and postcard prints, this sculptural collection is both artfully crafted and sentimental in its message.

This vivid womenswear line captures neon and pastel-toned prints of gritty urban alleys and back streets that are blown up on to a large canvas. These canvases are then sewn together and folded in a number of intriguing ways in order to create the designer's one-of-a-kind dress garments.

Blurring the line between art and fashion, the Carrie-Ann Stein graduate features intricate knit-weave and cut-float techniques that were employed to display urban imagery. These powerful images explore the nostalgic meaning of postcards and their current role in our technology-obsessed and digitally-saturated society.