Tuesday, April 3, 2007

"From Dust Thou Art"

This was my first design assignment at UCLA, based on a compilation of many writings from the Dust Bowl era. So the characters in the play said things that were written by different people who went through the westward migration during the Dust Bowl. Set in the 30s, the experiences of these people were far from glamorous--they underwent harsh conditions to follow their dreams to make a better life in California.

Because of this shared experience, my design concept was that all of these characters would share similar fabrics that would be made into their clothes. I very much enjoyed the details of the wear and tear of their clothes. Hope you enjoy them too. Perhaps one day this play could be realised.

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