The first thing that stood out when researching designers that are compatible to Steven is that lots off them are giving into the fast fashion system and are starting to make there exclusive couture collections more wearable every season. Also the growing quantity within these collections is a notible fact. Irritated by this giving into the system by rolemodels to steven, he wanted to make a statement against this system. Let couture be art, not fashion.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Its time for a new look on couture. Couture, witch is stuck in fast fashion, is giving into commercialism and trends with the effect that new designers dont feel comfortable jioning this fast fashion system.
Now me as a new designer is going to discover a new way of making couture art again. Im going to show my way of making what I think is art with the ambition to inspire others to see a new way of slowing down fashion and starting to see craftmanship and love in garments again.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Collection includes four sculptures
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2016 and finished in June 2016 in Utrecht. This is a graduation project for HKU (School of Arts Utrecht).
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Smocking techniques, silkscreen print, castin resin flowers, making models/bodies. Skirt shapes made hard to hang up side down. Heavy pleating.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
4 human size looks, size 32/34. Sculptures are around 1.80 m tall and wear a size 32. Sculptures are flexibel
Fashion, fabric manipulation, sculptures, young designer, color, castin resin flowers, interlace mesh,
Researched my point of view, the history of couture, photography, documentairy, modern couture, the fast fashion system and known silhouettes and techniques.
The hardest part was to find the right way of making sculpture and fashion come together. Also the search for the bizarreness in poses leaded to a lot of experiment with the human body.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Steven van de Rijt
Steven van de Rijt, 2016