BLANK! A FOUR-SEASON WARDROBE PROTOTYPE COLLECTION
This work explores set-making on the basis of making directly in the final material as design method to create new perspectives on clothes and dressmaking where there is no distinction between prototype and final garment. The aim is to create a four-season wardrobe collection through the idea of cultivating a personal style by working directly in the final material. I rather be with the material and give attention to the process of making, in hope of finding myself, instead of being in the realms of ideas and designing in pursuit of new expressions. My interest in fashion began with the notion of clothes as self-expression. I have come to believe that cultivating personal style is a sustainable way to approach fashion in terms of creating self-awareness in relation to clothes. A couple of years ago I started to experiment with what that meant to me. I decided to stop buying clothes and only make them myself as a tactic to cultivate my personal style of dressing as well as my craft by letting them inform each other. Through this research I discovered an interest in set-making and simple cutting which I wanted to explore further. Set-making means to make a top and bottom garment in the same fabric. The result is a collection of white sets which I refer to as a four-season wardrobe prototype collection.