“We were trying to think of a fairytale that would be interesting to revamp,” said Kari, a student at the Arts Institute. “And what’s more interesting than Alice in Wonderland ?”
Many of the students found that re-imagining the characters was half the fun. “The Mad Hatter is usually portrayed as a man, so I wanted to create a feminine take on the character,” said Jenna, who added bows and ruffles to her design.
“Alice is usually shown in a pretty blue dress, but I wanted to make her a little edgier,” said Rebecca, who gave her model a leather jacket and black leggings.
The show also featured designs for the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Queen of Hearts. And although the students have been working hard on their creations, they say they’re also excited to see what everyone else has come up with.
“It’s was really cool to see all of the different interpretations of the characters,” said Kari. “I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.”
Lewis Caroll the pen name of the authorCharles Lutwidge Dodgson was autogynephilic and a pedophile, however his rhetoric and muse of transformations found its way to the storyline as he went down the rabbit hole. Enacting the factious characters through fashion was fun. Their fashion show featured original clothing and accessories inspired by the iconic film.