Grace Perrone

Contact:
grace.perrone9@gmail.com
University/School:
Edinburgh College of Art
Location:
Edinburgh
Specialism:
Award NomineeFashion DesignFashion TechnologyStyling
About Me

Harmonizing Artistry and Technological Ingenuity

Grace Perrone is a Designer born in the States, trained in tailoring at Savile Row, Studying Fashion in Edinburgh, and was raised online. Their perspective is one fragmented by noughties internet sub-culture and saturated by its anarchic energy, defying conventions of gender and aesthetics.

Pushing software to its limits, Perrone embraces digital artifacts, encouraging and preserving glitches as evidence of their garment’s digital origin. Referencing Meme culture, Perrone started their process with low-poly images, manipulated using Photoshop, Procreate, and CLO3 to draft high-impact designs. CLO3 Finds further utility in the handling of material, generating and laser cutting pattern-vector files for unmatched precision.

INSPIRATION

Interpreting Baudrillard: The Digital Reflection of Meaning Implosion

"Lorem Ipsum" is concerned with the unique interactions between Gen-Z and the internet, where the boundaries between reality and simulation are becoming increasingly blurred. Inspired by Deleuzes’ “Difference and Repetition” and the transformative power of AI, this collection explores the profound impact of AI processing on the human experience; and the denaturing effect of relentless reproduction.

Bringing this concept to life, "Lorem Ipsum" features digital garments that embody the transformative effects of AI processing. Leveraging advanced software, digital models, and digital pattern cutting, the collection pushes the boundaries of traditional textiles, embracing these software's potential for innovation.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

"Lorem Ipsum: Unveiling the Hyperreal Symulacra"

Core to "Lorem Ipsum” is an investigation of hyperreality and simulacra. The digital realm ‘makes synthetic’ our physical reality through a meta/physical feedback loop, digital representations re-enter the ‘real world’ as copies of copies, gradually abstracting our relationship to nature. This interplay invites viewers to question the constructed nature of our online lives and the ephemeral boundaries between the real and the simulated. Through this, the collection manifests its vision, resulting in tortured forms and distorted graphics, a collection laced with the artefacts of its mode of production. This work reflects the metamorphosis of our subjectivity as we navigate a world of curated online profiles, constructed self-mythologies, ubiquitous artifice and auto-observation. In essence, “Lorem Ipsum” exemplifies the pain itself, innate to the networked-self, to organic beings existing in a post-digital world.

'Lorem Ipsum' emphasises the dysphoria that’s born of the disparity between identities we curate and the inevitable contradictions that come complementary to being human.
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