Pattern-making and garment construction is often
an over-looked practice within the fashion industry.
This practice-led design project seeks to highlight
the craft of pattern-cutting and how it can be
used as an alternative method for clothing design.
Through an iterative and 'risky' design method,
one-piece pattern-construction is explored to create
a new fashion aesthetic that was influenced by the
cocoon. Experimentations with alternative uses of
felt addressed some of the challenges faced when
working with a single cloth. New processes were
developed to create a more efficient, economical
and holistic approach to garment design and construction.
These investigations lead to the development of three
evolving garments. Transitional aspects in each design
encourage user engagement and introduce weavers to
rethink their relationship with their clothing.
These alternative methods clearly embedded in 'slow fashion'