SECTION OF DRESS: Metallic Drips
From a single thread to a piece of armour.
One of the first commissions on the Red Dress before it was assembled for the first time in 2009, Mariel Osborn a BA student at Manchester university created a striking panel for the centre back of the Red Dress bodice.
Skilfully building up layers of different coloured metallic threads on a sewing machine, Mariel created layers of drips sliding down the top of the back of the bodice. The silk dupion fabric becoming almost rigid; a beautiful example of fragile threads built up in layers to become as strong as a suit of armour.
To contact Mariel for commissions please her website: https://marielosborn.co.uk/