Aubane Dooms – Master Diploma 2018 – Textile and fashion Design
The story begins with a discovery. Some clay. As you inspect it, you can notice pieces of fabric covered in clay as if it was a corpse unearthed. Looking closer, these fabrics appear to be printed, covered in patterns, which initially were quite flashy.
In fact, for society, those textiles are garbage, because they are outdated, unused, non standard.
Having harvested these types of « textile garbage » for years, I chose to use them as raw material to give shape to a reflexion about the textile industry nowadays regarding its waste management.
This project stages a literal application of a laundering operation. Using the codes of mafia I set up a massive whitening process (referring to the French expression « blanchiment » meaning money laundering). Hence these rejects find their « legalization » through dissimulation of their true identities.
Throughout this project like an investigation, you will find yourself trapped in this scheme of concealment, looking for clues, resurgences of the original fabrics used.
This project in its fictional and cynical tone questions how the textile industry is managed nowadays.