The Wedding Package designed by Anzara Clark
The wedding dress modelled by Jackie is made from foam sheets, plastic strapping and other packing materials used to protect new furniture, electrical equipment and home wares, ‘The Wedding Package’ recreates a couture bridal gown complete with crinoline frame, veil and bouquet. The free and recycled materials of the garment are a stark contrast to the expensive materials in bridal gowns. Fine crafting processes and re-contextualisation of discarded materials have created an exotic and extravagant iconic garment, that also invites reflection on the cultural romantic ideal and the notion of ‘happily ever after’.
Zoe is wearing a rescued and upcycled party dress, twice boiled and tumeric dyed used and recycled teabags, pressed flowers, thread. Embroidery thread, machine and hand stitching
This garment remembers the carefree days of childhood tea parties where soft toys became the party guests and only the imagination limited what food sat on the tiny plates from the tea set. If we can hold onto these memories we can carry a little bit of that joy into every cup of tea we make.