Taking the time to properly think about my design further than aestheticism, I wanted to convey a feeling of decadence and gluttony as well as some sense of luxury. Nowadays in this huge world of consumption/consumerism and mechanisation, we forget that many elements of our diets are artificial and unnecessary. It sort of eats us up as we can often not resist the temptation of sweets and excess foods. Even myself, and classmates (and some sneaky tutors!) were unable to resist snatching a marshmallow from my work table whilst creating the dress. Dessert itself is somewhat of a luxury. Even just a few decades ago, fruit was a luxury. Sweetness, patisserie, cakes and desserts are all part of a frivolous world in which we allow ourselves to indulge.
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