My work predominantly focuses on pattern cutting, technical construction methods, print and hand finishings, considering how each element can complement one another to create a distinct process-focused aesthetic.
Within my creative practice I constantly seek to explore innovative pattern cutting methods, and unique garment construction processes. My admiration for handicraft practices drives my experimentation in hand crafted details and assembly. As a designer I enjoy the combination of creative techniques and processes working together to form interesting outcomes. The use of placement prints, specifically Trompe-l'œil, enhances my pieces and complements my muted colour palette, deconstructed design aesthetic and creative focus on form and shape.
PATTERN CUTTING MANIFESTO. - ALL GARMENTS CUT FROM ONE-PATTERN-PIECE, REJECTING TRADITIONAL PATTERN CUTTING RULES AND METHODS. - ADDITIONAL SHAPING IMPLEMENTED POST-CONSTRUCTION. - DIGITALLY PRINTED GARMENT WITH TROMPE L’OEIL EFFECT PRINTED OUT IN ONE-PATTERN-PIECE.
- FINAL GARMENTS AESTHETIC REFLECT DESIGN PROCESS OF DECONSTRUCTION AND SENSITIVITY. - GARMENTS CONSTRUCTED BY HAND OR SEWN WITH FRAYED EDGES IN CONSIDERATION OF ONE-PIECE GRAIN LINES. - EQUAL IMPORTANCE TO THE FORM OF PATTERNS AS WELL AS FINAL GARMENTS. - PROCESS REQUIRES HYBRID OF DIGITAL AND TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES.
Research inspiration on shapes that ignite a sense of motion. Demonstrates how form can be utilised to create pattern pieces which are equally beautiful alone and once constructed. Garments have been engineered to be cut from one-pattern-piece resulting in unconventional seams and a unique fit due to not being cut traditionally and with consideration of grain lines. Twisting, pulling, pressing creases, and other physical fabric manipulations applied to the garments, post-construction, gives them a more desirable shape and texture layers. Some garments are digitally printed on flax using a Trompe l’oeil effect to distort the humble fabrication’s texture, drape, finishings and details. This illusion is achieved via a curated placement print placed on each pattern piece. The prints consist of a collection of found objects and archival garment details, extracted through photographs and edited digitally.