“Improbable Journey” is a collection, which expressed the adventure journey that I experienced in New York City half year ago. The uptown and downtown architectures and the urban artworks along the subway stations such local concept have been transferred to the design elements with hand-interlacing technique and felting technique to archive the philosophy of Multi-culture of Manhattan.
Beside of that, the cutting of the outfits are inspired by the soulful subway station 14st which I been to in a midnight. By applying the elements of the subway station to express a soulful feeling which I have first felt on that midnight.
Also, the outfit style also aimed to expressed 80s fashion with sportswear inspired style mixed with elegant style which influenced by New Yorkers style and a soulmate icon which I met in New York. For example, bomber jacket and denim jacket.The combination brings a concept of the difference between Uptown and downtown cultures.
The colors of the collection reflected the mood of New York City which inspired by a rail-road garden named” Highline” at Chelsea area. You can find sunlight, apartments , sea and evergreen garden at Manhattan.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Collection is about expressing the the diversity of a metropolitan by handmade textiles (hand-felted wool and hand interlacing technique)and innovative silhouette. Transforming different shapes of the architectures in the city into the outfit's silhouette is the main design direction to show the abstract idea of the fusion of the architecture and multi-culture of a metropolitan.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The collection includes 29 items
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2013 in New York City and finished in May 2014 in Hong Kong, China. This is a project which developed in Fashion Institute of Technology New York and a graduate project of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Digital printing on wool, hand-felted wool, hand-interlacing patterned wool, organza
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
6 outfits , size 36
Fashion,digital print,interlace,young fashion designer,wool,color,metropolitan,Architectural fashion design, Culture,
Interview with New yorkers in New York,Photography,Books about Culture and lifestyle,architecture
The hardest part is to create and maintain the 3D shape from the outfit design from different fabrics since they have different stiffness. Hand felting and interlacing technique are another difficult parts as it need time to create by hand.
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