Event Title

Metamorphosis

Presentation Type

Event

Description

Members of Eastern and Western cultures have substantial disparity in their understanding of the body. Consequently, a distinct ‘dress-body relationship’ has evolved within each culture. Western dress physically frames the body and reflects the perpetual change of ideal body. In this way, it has never been free from the body. Unlike its Western counterpart, the Eastern dress displays an independent relation to the body. Dress seldom dictates the body’s shape. Inspired by such ‘dress-body relationship’, Metamorphosis aimed to use innovative design principles to represent the visual dynamics of deconstructing the fixed boundaries between dress and body. Three-dimensional printed hexagons and triangles were devised to allow a continuous transformation between 3-dimensional body-conforming and 2-dimensional body-defying silhouettes of the garment. This design project realized different dress-body relationships established in the Eastern and Western cultures and demonstrated how cutting-edge technology could broaden the spectrum of creativity and increase feasibility through the design process.

Share

COinS
 
Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Metamorphosis

Members of Eastern and Western cultures have substantial disparity in their understanding of the body. Consequently, a distinct ‘dress-body relationship’ has evolved within each culture. Western dress physically frames the body and reflects the perpetual change of ideal body. In this way, it has never been free from the body. Unlike its Western counterpart, the Eastern dress displays an independent relation to the body. Dress seldom dictates the body’s shape. Inspired by such ‘dress-body relationship’, Metamorphosis aimed to use innovative design principles to represent the visual dynamics of deconstructing the fixed boundaries between dress and body. Three-dimensional printed hexagons and triangles were devised to allow a continuous transformation between 3-dimensional body-conforming and 2-dimensional body-defying silhouettes of the garment. This design project realized different dress-body relationships established in the Eastern and Western cultures and demonstrated how cutting-edge technology could broaden the spectrum of creativity and increase feasibility through the design process.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.