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This piece was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Daphne. Apollo chases the naiad Daphne, and at the moment he is about to touch her, she transforms into a bark-covered laurel tree. The fabric of this ensemble was created by quilting and then hand-shredding recycled textile waste.
Eleanor Burholt is majoring in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she is a junior. She designs, patterns, and creates unique garments informed by her knowledge of art and fashion history.