Ambre Martin – Master Diploma 2018 – Textile and fashion Design
Through my essay, I studied the phenomenon of industrial fantasy. In Western countries, the fascination for the industry of the 19th and 20th century is patent in our culture. It is obvious in the work of contemporary designers and in fashion design in particular.
This research led me to analyse the industrial fashion, and the workers’ wardrobes in a more specific way.
To open my field of research and to look beyond the industrial environment, I chose to focus on technical workwear, made for technicians (construction site workers, plumbers, mechanicians). Functional workwear follows the workers’ gestures and plays an interface role between them and their environment. This garment can be interpreted as an expansion of their set of tools. It increases the workers’ movements, protects them and relieves them in their tasks.
For my project, I aim to extract the technical nature and the performance of those garments to inject them in our daily and urban wardrobes.