In a crisis why do we cling to the habitual modes that may have caused the crisis in the first place?   

Nostalgia for the traditional dress form as touchstone to gender, identity and security. Navy Blue as the Pink of England. Home sewing. Pattern cutting 101: going back to formal basics in order to subvert them. 

 

B) THE 10 METRES OF NAVY POLYESTER EXPERIMENT

A classic, fitted short sleeve soft-tailored dress with pencil skirt, collapses and twists and is supported by a replica of itself. Divisions and variations thereof. Series made using 10 metres of remnant polyester jersey. 4 Designs, limited by total fabric available.

 

 

1. Crisis/Support Dress

 

Toile for Crisis/Support Dress

 
 

1) Crisis/Support Dress

02) Collapse/Support Bodice, 03) Oversize Split Dress Skirt