This collection is concerned in the dynamism that characterises the way different genders appropriate elements of each other’s style. My designs have emerged at the site where this dynamism is most pronounced and aims to isolate and elaborate from them within a series of experiments. By reinterpreting, collaging and deconstructing garments that historically aided in enacting prescribed standards of masculine and feminine dress in the past, more specifically the menswear suit and Victorian corset, new edgy silhouettes and formations of laced textiles have emerged.These textiles explore the combination of corsetry lacing with the pinstripe from the suit to create innovative structures. The stitching found within deconstructing the suit is also amplified through large scale weaving and laser-cutting. These experiments physically attempt to blur historic ideas on gender and take menswear details into womenswear.
I have personally patternmade, hand cut, slit and hand woven each piece in this collection.