STUDENT WORK / Worm Coat / 3B Option Studio
Niki Farfel’s shares the worm coat she designed for her 3B option studio on the grotesque.
Monday and Thursday are studio days. On these days in particular, the third floor undergraduate studio is filled with a frenetic energy of design, research, and exploration. Students can usually be found talking excitedly with design professors and classmates in a habitat saturated with trace sketches, study models, and empty coffee cups. Every week we’ll share a completed project, churned out from this energetic studio environment.
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Niki Farfel’s “Worm Coat”
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Worm Coat is a grotesque spin on a fur coat. The coat acts as a commentary on the fashion industry where people will do anything to achieve a higher status through beauty. The inspiration for the coat is from the animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Cruella De Vil, the main antagonist, is a wealthy fashion-obsessed heiress who wishes to use the skins of 99 dalmatian puppies for a fur coat. The idea is to transform the person who wears the coat into a beast, the same way Cruella De Vil does.