Bags are incorporated in ones gestural memory and are inextricably linked with the body and the spaces they occupy. Within this collection I explore how objects can be experienced materially and spatially and uncover the dynamic relationship between bag, body, structure and gesture.

Through a series of textile led experimentations I explore the role of metal wire and hardware in forming and deforming an object and how certain shapes can prompt bodily poses. Combinations of wire, weaving and metal are used to create innovate textiles, which inform shape and motion and highlight how objects can affect movement both in the structure of the bag but also the body
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BAG ONE Transformable metallic clutch with the ability to expand into a bucket bag with a larger internal space, or collapse into a clutch. The shape is informed through wire woven into the leather revealing how objects affect structure and shape. The varying possibilities for the user to hold and engage with the bag uncovers the inter-connectivity between bag, body, gestural movement and the internal and external spaces one engages with. Reflective metallic leather further depicts this notion of movement through the play of light and shadow within the surface. A unique hardware closure is featured with custom-made brass beads on the shoulder strap.

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BAG TWO This transformable purse omits different movements.Through two hidden additional side pockets the user is invited to create the gesture of putting ones hand in their pocket and distort the shape of the bag. This allows the consumer to co-create the shape of the object and explore movements between internal and external spaces.

The gesture of putting ones hand in a pocket historically was a masculine gesture- as trousers were reserved for men. I have taken this notion from historic menswear design and embedded into womenswear accessories. It highlights how objects and gestural memory can influence interaction with bags.

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BAG THREE Form/Deform. Investigates the role of metal hardware and wire in forming and deforming textile and shape to create innovative structures. 

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