Zijian Tang – Senior Thesis Project 2023

Major: BFA Fashion Design

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Hometown: Guangzhou, China

The theme of my thesis project is whale fall. A “Whalefall” is an event in which a whale’s carcass sinks to the ocean floor, providing a sudden influx of nutrients that can sustain deep-sea communities for years. In this project, I mainly use the pattern on the body of the whale as the source of inspiration in the design; the season is fall, and the dress is my main silhouette.