Hundred years later, after a war between human and animals. People begin to respect nature and look for a sustainable development method to balance nature and culture.
They use animals' image to decorate their out looking. Not only like a trophy but also as a fashion element to show their characters and personalities. For example, leopard shows strong-willed, snake presents level-headed, bird explains freedom...
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Normally, to use an animal element with a garment, people prefer print or embroidery pattern or graphic. So I strived to make a sculpture which to make the animal image be an integral part of the dress.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
First, I conceived the imaginary story and basic on this concept, I sketched the whole collection and modeled two sculptures of leopard in clay. Then I tanned leather to be a 3d object and draped stretch fabric to hid cutting line behind leather sculpture part. To make it looks like a whole piece without cutting line.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The collection started in December 2015 and finished in June 2016 in Paris. It has been exhibited in ESMOD Paris and ESMOD international exhibition in Dubai in 2016.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Made clay sculpture, tanning leather, dripping with stretch fabric, machine sewing, hand sewing.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The models for this collection had an average height of 180 cm and size 36 for haute couture.
leopard, sculpture, leather, fashion design, tanning, art
Art Deco and Art Nouveau are two of my favorites art styles, I'm fond of the clear streamline of Art deco and the imagination of Art Nouveau. So I constantly ponder on a modern way to perfectly combine these two points together, and use it with my collection.
The first challenge was making a sculpture which could follow people's bodyline and won't bother normally action, so I made the construction with iron wire and sculpted on a mannequin with clay.
The second challenge and also the most difficult one was tanning leather into a 3d shape. I stapled wet leather with massive pins on corners of the sculpture, then used steam of iron on leather hundreds of hours to make it stretched and clinging the sculpture. At the last, the leather could be taken off from the sculpture but still keep the shape stable.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Makeup: Huo QIN
Model: Yulya LYASHKEVICH
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