Goda Kasperaityte

Contact:
kasperaitytegoda@gmail.com
University/School:
University of Northampton
Location:
Northampton
Specialism:
Award NomineeFashion DesignHeritage & CultureIllustrationMenswearWomenswear
About Me

I'm a Third Year Fashion student at the University of Northampton.

My final year collection 'Contempt blossom' was highly inspired by my own family history and the history of my nation. My collection represents the development of human life. I tried to connect things from different periods of our lives, sentimental little aspects that are familiar to all of us. Every one of us is so different, and yet so similar.

I want to depict the beauty of life through my design work. We wear fashion as armour, whenever we are unable to express our thoughts verbally, we can instead express ourselves with what we wear. Clothes express what people think and give a better understanding of their personality. There is nothing wrong with choosing to dress differently, as long as it makes you feel beautiful, and you feel as if your clothing choices show your personality and thoughts. Your clothes will feel great because you choose to wear them, not because someone will like you in them.

INSPIRATION

My initial idea was to depict the experience of a human life visually - through clothing.

Lithuania regained its independence in 1990. Soviet influence is still very evident in Lithuania and other Post-Soviet countries. The Soviet regime was completely different from today's modern democracy. Despite Soviet totalitarianism and aggressive attempts to regulate all spheres of society, the current authorities do not offer society a model of a desirable future or any kind of possible paradigm for development. All areas of the Soviet block were regulated by the Soviet Union government.

In the Soviet Union, there was no space for personal freedom and individuality. My generation is the children of the Soviet children. Even though I grew up in free, independent Lithuania I can still feel soviet mentality. For my Final Major Project, I decided to examine individual personal development from early childhood through to older generations by looking at everything that an individual feels and the way the person changes throughout their life, impact and changes in one's personality.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

I used a combination of new - modern fabrics and vintage fabrics from 1960s and 1970s.

The collection's silhouettes are inspired by the personal memories and journeys of people living in Soviet and Post-Soviet communities. The fabrics have been sourced from both Lithuania and in the UK, mainly from vintage sources. The use of upcycling in the collection mirrors the idea of materials holding memories and the idea of resourcefulness in soviet times. The use of fake fur has been used to infer the glamorous and exotic materials utilised when post-soviet communities became more established. This collection is not designed for a particular age group. It’s designed to be timeless and transcend the barriers of time. The collection is also designed to be unisex and could be worn by any gender.

Fashion by itself creates a fantasy. Humans, opposite to other animal don't really have any beautiful attributes. Clothes help us to live a fantasy. Beauty, even if it's artificial encourages us.
Award NomineeFashion DesignHeritage & CultureIllustrationMenswearWomenswear
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