AESTHESIS explores alternative ways of dressing the body that minimise negative impact on the environment.
Traditional cut and sew techniques waste around 15% of fabric, which ends in landfill. In response, an innovative technique
of cutting fabric has been developed, called the Square Spiral. Derived from rectangular zero waste cutting, the Square Spiral has three forms of expression: flat, draped and navigable.
At the other end of the product lifecycle, clothes are discarded too rapidly. For example, just in the UK, ten thousand
garments go to landfill every five minutes. AESTHESIS proposes a new sense of beauty. Inspired by minimalist art, the garment-objects are devoid of inherent meaning.
They are unique and timeless pieces that do not depend on fashion changes, and hope to be less subject to aesthetic obsolescence.
1ST YEAR / CONCEPTUAL EXPLORATION
The full manifestation of the Square Spiral is represented in cut-outs or prints that pay homage to the central form.
Two layers of fabric create an intricate tunnel, through which the body ‘navigates’,
resulting in unexpected and unusual volumes.