By Connor Gillard
PROJECT STATEMENT: The idea behind my assignment outcome ‘Cuffed Pants’ was to develop a garment prototype that included my interest in the idea and methodology of deconstruction. This idea coupled with my excessive amounts of scrap business shirts pushed me towards the idea and outcome you see below. Through my investigation and development I found a lot of joy in working with the shirt signifiers (cuffs, collars, button etc.) as I loved seeing where on the body they would work and provide a function opposed to their initial design. I found inspiration in people like Maison Margiela and other artists which can take ordinary materials and implement them in bizarre and unique settings. This became the birth of my cuffed pants you will see below. Using 13 shirt cuffs and 7 collars I developed a mens flared pant prototype. I hope you enjoy 🙂
This is my inspiration image about Maison Margiela one of the main people I investigated as part of my research into deconstruction.Images-for-Exhibition
This is my design development image, the two are designs I played around with before deciding upon the ‘Cuffed Pants’ design which you will see below.
Thats me walking on air sorta 😉