Archive of Cloth

expressions of gestures through cloth.

                            model - lilli mcdonald

“cloth as communication of gestures, experiences”

Through interpretations of the prompt “experience”, I propose the concept “cloth as communication”. Expanding on this notion, I investigated how cloth can communicate gestures, the experience of storytelling and fashion as a language. This was done through the exploration of dualties in cloth, such as weight/ weightlessness, balance/tension, reveal/conceal. I employed the use of movement in cloth and the repetition of motifs. A performative aspect through both the cloth, technique and wearer was explored - a participatory approach to wear, all while placing ethics and sustainable approaches at the forefront.

a moment of shibori in nature - as the body is lifted from the ground following a rain shower.