The Space Between
The human form is my muse. Fashion is the medium I have chosen to express its utility and beauty. As a designer I am curious about the space between. The space between the fabric and the skin, between the layers of the garments, between the viewer and the wearer.
Creating the emotions and the physical responses to this space is at the core of my design philosophy. I want to construct and build these stories. Just as an architect builds a house for shelter, I sew together the story of feelings that shelter the human form. By exposing, concealing, revealing and sheltering the body I begin a dialogue with the intention to adorn the body as an object.
Materials are the medium in which theory becomes reality. The dimensonality of wool fabric became my focal textile for the collection. With the tactile relationship between hand and material, I began to build the narratives within each garment. I find every step of my design process as distinct and enjoyable, though sourcing fabric and making the garment are my favorite acts. The stitch of the needle the pressing of a sewn seam, the folds and layers of fabric, all of these actions are the magical connections that build the shelter for the human form. Which brings me to the center of my quest. This act of making creates and defines the space between. As I begin to construct the atmospheric beauty of the garment and the utility of its movement I discover that the depths of overlapping planes can shift from opaque wools to sheer organza.