As a fashion and graphic designer, I am deeply interested in the interdisciplinary nature of design, and this journey has been an exploration of the relationship between fashion and technology. My Masters Project, “The Futurist” is a couture capsule collection designed to showcase an innovative approach to garment-making, by embracing the aesthetic of dystopian futures. Through extensive research and experimentation, I developed a no-sew technique of construction using fusible interfacing and threads to build Look 1 from the collection.
Using digital software I designed a modular pattern, laser-cut into fusing to create a delicate and intricate textile involving zero sewing. The aesthetic of the collection was inspired by the juxtaposition in science fiction movies and captured the visually dynamic language you see in their worlds. I built “The Futurist” through a series of digital collages and illustrations combined with the physical draping of materials on the stand, finding innovation through this process.
The evolution of design within my process has been interesting to follow and has pushed me to develop more contemporary and creative solutions to garment-making. Bringing this collection to life allowed me to challenge traditional concepts in fashion and grow my practice as a designer. I am interested in further exploring this complex relationship fashion has with technology through Digital Fashion and collaborating within the broader inter-disciplinary space.