My work aethetic evolves around contrast, fusion, exploration. I creat a language through texture, talking textiles of sort. Eroticism and Fetishism vs pure and innocent, tight vs loose, soft vs hard.
This story: Organic Fetish;
Chrysalis & Butterfy
The concept of this story is exploring how our body, emotions etc. would change, re-adapt in transformation, using the language of texture. A rebith of Identity.There are multiple sub stages of the changing process in the texture and materials combined into one garment, such as our sexuality.
Innocent, free,pure ambitious, curious (psychologically and sexually)
As the base I used cotton & silk yarn, knitting on a 12 gauge domestic machine. I developed the lace whole pattern individually. Tassel: viscose & silk. Bubbles: stuffed jersey.Collar and bottom detail is hand knitted jersey. It can be opened or closed to feel restricted or free. Everything hand picked, cut, stuffed, stiched.
Stronger, experienced, ready, complex.As a base I used viscose cord, againe knitting on the domesting machine. There are more emphasis on the lace holes, pattern and knots.( pattern working in 3 layers)Weaved in, is leather and jersey.
Both garments are a fragment of the story. I constructed them in pairs for each stage of the metamorphosis.
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