Fashion & Textiles
Manchester Metropolitan University
Without Form. Gender attributes assigned to our clothes remain, and we are still to choose between a binary system of garment values in order to construct our identity.
This project highlights the suit as an example, as when worn by a man, they embody their rightful image of power- and when worn by a woman, it is perceived as still a symbol of power, but taken from what was originally for men.
The outcome was to break down the garment to only just recognisable form, to show how a perception of co-creative value is seen when the human is allowed to have an equal hand in to what their clothes mean worn.