This week, we started to really get into gear with the Aveda collection! For a large part of my co-op, I have been experimenting with different ways to create greys in fabrics. I have worked with mainly iron and tara powder (used to dye khaki colors in WWII uniforms), and alkanet (which produces purples on it’s own) and iron. Celeste chose the final swatches that will be used on the pieces, and now we are moving to the next stage – fabrication of the pieces and detail experimentation.
Another part of the Aveda show is a short documentary film that is being made by CCAD student and friend Gail Shamon. To be shown in the VIP lounge, it Is going to visually walk the viewer through the creation of a couture piece, which starts at the farm at MALVAR=STEWART! So, as part of the film and to get wool needed for the collection, we visited Prairie Hills Farm. I have not been on an actual farm before, and it was a very wholesome experience. The animals (of which there are multitudes) were obviously happy and very friendly.
More updates on the Aveda pieces will be coming soon so check back soon!