Fashion Without Fabric, or FWOF, is an (in)famous UW-Stout art project and competition normally required for 3D design experience — a fundamental class for any art or design major. Unfortunately, it has been canceled this year due to the pandemic.
The competition is pretty much what it sounds like: Students design (based on a specific prompt) a wearable piece of fashion without standard fabric and present it on the runway.
So what would a COVID-themed FWOF look like? Comics artist Emma Ozark takes a comedic guess at the potential projects students could create. Check back every Monday for the next four weeks for a new model, and vote on your favorite!
Inspired by the resurgence of medieval imagery and the influx of home remedies for bread-making in light of the pandemic, this student took to enforcing social distancing through a more direct, homemade approach — a six foot tall pole and a five foot long mask — to keep away any potential plague-bringers from all angles. They also sport a stitched quilt-cape of hardened slices of bread.