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Unbridled

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"Unbridled" was inspired by a visit to the Undressed exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. From early periods in costume history, women were bound or contrived through the use of banding and corsetry into an ideal look and shape. Unbridled, highlights the use of bands in a less constrained manner, creating movement away from the body equal to the pull against the body. The work investigates the application of trim and soutache in angles and curves. The selection of fabrics and colors represent a neutral palette, indicating the indecision between bondage and freedom, while the silhouette also represents the dichotomy of constraint and extension. The use of cotton/linen fabrics provided body and sufficient fabric weight for the chosen design while highlighting natural fiber resources. The investigation of structure and volume without boning and horsehair braid offered insight and opportunity for experimentation through selection of materials, findings and fabrics.

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Sep 11th, 12:00 PM

Unbridled

"Unbridled" was inspired by a visit to the Undressed exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. From early periods in costume history, women were bound or contrived through the use of banding and corsetry into an ideal look and shape. Unbridled, highlights the use of bands in a less constrained manner, creating movement away from the body equal to the pull against the body. The work investigates the application of trim and soutache in angles and curves. The selection of fabrics and colors represent a neutral palette, indicating the indecision between bondage and freedom, while the silhouette also represents the dichotomy of constraint and extension. The use of cotton/linen fabrics provided body and sufficient fabric weight for the chosen design while highlighting natural fiber resources. The investigation of structure and volume without boning and horsehair braid offered insight and opportunity for experimentation through selection of materials, findings and fabrics.

 

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