Collection of Works
Exploring the history behind contemporary patterns, I discovered the traditional utilitarian functions that have evolved into daily contemporary fashion. To express this in my body of work, superimposed portraits represent both the contemporary and the traditional figure through the shape of the pattern. Stripes, traditionally used as jail uniforms, were reinvented as a beatnik stripe; military camouflage uniform became contemporary streetwear; and the houndstooth with its roots in farming has been rebranded in high-end wear. The wearable suit uses these patterns in a textile art design, demonstrating the avant-garde possibilities of these patterns through fabric manipulation and sculptural techniques.