As a part of our Family Fun Sunday programming, the High Museum of Art hosted the Decatur Makers on January 24th to lead an exciting fashion design project! Inspired by  Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, the Makers challenged families to create modern doll outfits out of recycled, everyday materials like tissue paper, plastic bottles, grocery bags, wire, and pipe cleaners.

Some of the young designers started their creations with provided patterns and some developed their designs from sketches. Then their dolls hit the runway and had their photos taken!

From ninjas to space king and queens, the young artists produced countless imaginative designs! Here are some of the final creations:

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Here is a beautiful sketch made by an 8 year old boy, and his finished design! Wow!

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The Makers also brought along their very own 3D printer and were printing these whimsical “rocktopus” figurines throughout the day. Kids and adults alike were fascinated with seeing the printer in action, and it tied in so perfectly with Iris van Herpen’s 3D printed fashions, which are on view through May 15, 2016.

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Many thanks to our creative friends over at the Decatur Makers for providing such fashion forward fun for our family visitors last Sunday!

The Makers will be back at the High as a part of the February 14th Free Family Festival! Hope to see you there!

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