Braided Body - Cord, Fibrous, Nylon (Working Title)
The perception of the traditional expression of handcrafts in fashion needs to be challenged, therefore this work aim is to develop new expressions in contemporary men’s wear through experimentations with tubular braiding, a technique that previously only has been used for industrial applications. This technique is used here as a handcraft where all braided pieces are made from start to finish by hand. In this work the technique creates the pattern and material and in turn the materials creates the shape. Tubular-braiding meets traditional flat-braiding to see the difference in the techniques and the contrast that the materials create.
Non-braided garments featuring fringes, glossy coatings and saturated colors completes the expression.