CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
ClientDawn Bey
Prize1st Place in Avant-Garde
Entry Description

For her latest collection, “Acid Bloom,” Dawn was inspired by the idea of a woman as an urban orchid. Orchids have been symbols of strength as the plant is able to survive in harsh conditions for long periods of time and yet bring forth a fragile, beautiful orchid flower. In Chinese culture, the orchid is considered to be one of the four venerable flowers, as bestowed by Confucius. This collection speaks of a woman who is able to be like an orchid who blooms under pressure and harsh urban societal conditions. The pressure can be intense at times, much like the vibrant saturated colours used freely in this collection. The brushstrokes represent her emotions of the freedom and passion in chasing life and is painted on printed silk organza with a rather abstract representation of an orchid. This soft fabric and print is contrasted with rigid shiny holographic PU fabrics that have