Claire Lee, born in Los Angles, raised in Vancouver and Taipei. studies in the Department of Textiles and Clothing, major in knitwear design, specialized in a horizontal computerized flat knitting machine. Her work towards Computer knitting "fashioning technique" makes clothing zero waste on fabric.
Her creation is based on her interest in origami structure design as well as spectacular architecture, combining the technique of origami and knitting, giving the fabric a 3-dimensional space and shape. The style of work is avant-garde and sculptural.
The collection introduces thermoplastic yarn and Miura’s origami principle hence creates a continuous three-dimensional surface structure. The garment silhouette is inspired by the sculptural volume of Zaha Hadid’s architecture. In addition to the gradient achromatic color tone and linear line pattern, the computer knitting "fashioning technique" makes the clothes more sleek and modern.
Therefore, by using the technique Miura-ori, a folding method of origami tessellations I was exploring the architecture and flexible, yet simple as this negative and positive spacing is created by the angled texture of basic stitches. I played with the flexibility to create curved shapes, echoing the work of Zaha Hadid's, and transformed streamline elements into patterns, hoping the collection not just only present sculptural, but also feminine.