Posted on: October 30, 2022 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Photos by Margaret Hull

By Omar Eloiza, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Photo by FPAC
Hull’s jumpsuit, Rocksuit I, is on display in the F building.

Iceland-inspired complex fashion will be on full display at Moraine Valley through Thursday.

That day, designer Margaret Hull will hold an artist’s reception at the Fine and Performing Arts Center at noon. The discussion will deal with the artist’s exhibit, entitled “Rock Bodies,” currently on display in the FPAC gallery at Moraine.

The exhibit deals with garments designed by Hull that consist of fabrics involving “zero waste” sources and intricate textile techniques. These techniques include embroidery and reverse appliqué, a process where layers of fabrics are cut into shapes and placed on top of each other to create an interesting visual.

Hull is a garment designer who has graduated with a MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

According to her artist’s page, she works primarily with “textiles, garments, performance, installation, and video [that question] the performance of wearing clothes and its effect on representation and image distribution.”

The main point Hull is making with her art deals with the issue of planned obsolescence in fast fashion. Her garments present a method of continuous lifetime reproduction, in an effort to halt global fabric pollution.

The gallery is on display for public viewing.