Emotionally Durable Dress
My final outcome inspiration was drawn from the tunic textile activity, where I began exploring how the natural ‘wear and tear’ of garments can create new effects.
Building on this exploration, I drew on Johnathan Chapman’s concept of emotionally durable design and the Wabi Sabi principles of embracing the incomplete and imperfect.
My outcome consists of two shirts and a cardigan cut into strips. Macrame knotting is used to join the strips which are fastened with safety pins. The traditional Macrame knotting technique plays into the idea of slowing down the design process and drawing inspiration from the past.