Perrine Mazard – Master Diploma 2018 – Textile and fashion Design
If garments are mainly considered for their phases of existence when they are worn, they don’t stop being interesting when they are not worn. These objects keep being steeped in their environment. And consequently, they adopt new characteristics, such as volumes, pleats or marks, which are elements that people often try to minimize or erase. But, those textile persistences can bring new dimensions to those objects when they are accentuated and consciously applied by designers.
Creating falsely already-worn or even unwearable garments give them a new status. Indeed, the function is not the priority anymore. They are now signs, graphic elements and sculptural shapes, flirting with the artistic sphere.
By emancipating themselves from bodies, those garments become autonomous entities. They are no longer submitted to a body, but they are co-existing on an equal footing with it. Thus, bodies are forced to adopt new gestures and postures, and unrealistic brand new silhouettes can appear.