In the discipline of fashion, wardrobe staples and evening wear are two clothing categories with different purposes and used for different occasions. Wardrobe staples consist of classic garments used in our everyday life in contrast to evening wear which stands for elegant and decorative expression.
This study was aimed at developing garment hybrids in between the clothing categories wardrobe staples and evening wear. Wardrobe staples and evening wear are separated because of their different characteristics, this study aims to develop garment hybrids in between the clothing categories wardrobe staples and evening wear. The motive is to look beyond the categorizations and combined their differences to a new whole, for example, a wrinkled shirt in contrast to lace gloves. These two categories consist of design that for a long time, has been settle and the same, with a clear expression and usage there are room and opportunity for renovation and change. In these established categories there are distinct right and wrong regarding shape, materials and details and minor changes can transform the whole expression.
The sample was selected from a visual investigation of what characterizes wardrobe staples and evening wear. These characteristics were explored physically through deconstruct the expression of wardrobe staples by adding features from evening wear to create hybrids. The contrast and differences of wardrobe staples and evening wear are altered both in shape, materials and details and therefore, in this study, various ways of changing the appearance of wardrobe staples will be demonstrated. The experiments were evaluated how and how much the added feature from evening wear affects the final outcome, depending on the chosen wardrobe staple how obvious the feature has to be. The collection is showcasing garments and outfits that more or less implanted of evening wear features as well as in different ways are implanted by the features, for example as a garment or material. This study suggesting new expressions of what we already use but for a long time has been unchanged.
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