50s jello evokes very specific connotations and associations. It is a symbol of Americana, a product from a time of American nationalism and post-war abundance. However, its context and appearance are simultaneously otherworldly and off-putting. The tension between this unusual environment and the historical convention of the desserts is an exciting point of exploration.
These garments reflect on the extraordinary worlds created by and for these jello creations, as well as the role they played in reflecting and distracting from their contemporary political and social climate. The garments are designed to critique American nationalistic culture and create an indulgent jello-camouflage for the contemporary world. This camouflage is enhanced by the abundance and juxtaposition of the fabrics, garments, and objects just as the jello is presented among other jello creations to create an alternate environment. The result is a contemporary application for otherworldly jello environments.