Experimental Projects

After months of design collaboration, cultural research, and technological teachings, Chrysalis’ partnership with the DFZ has resulted in two innovative Caribbean carnival costume designs just in time for Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival season.  Design experts and students collaborated on the creation of this exquisite collection depicting the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, while studying organicism in costume design. Leveraging advanced digital design and fabrication methods, the team created innovative carnival costumes that will be showcased in Toronto throughout the carnival season.

Members: Dwayne Dixon, Candice Dixon, Karen Fang, Anthony Baduria, Alex Sobschek

Mentors:  Tom Bessai, Kirsten Schaefer, Aaron Hendershott

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