Gracia Kang

Pop Culture-Inspired Corset and Pants Set

Gracia’s apparel garment was inspired by the exuberant stage outfits most memorable in the 2000’s pop culture. It is intended to be worn for casual occasions whilst showcasing the popular trends and aesthetics featured in the early years of this new century.

This garment combines bright pink polyester in contrast with the black ‘Pleather’ for the corset and pants ensemble. Gracia created her own fabric for the decorative panels on the pants by using free-motion embroidery on a dissolvable base. The corset demonstrates fabric manipulation techniques including smocking, ruching, gathering and chenilling to create texture as well as pintucks and top stitching to add structure and line to the garment.