A collection is a reflection on constructivist art practice which takes a new direction inspired by today’s technological development. Emphasis is on speedy information streams via multiple gadgets born out of the perfect blend of fashion design, art and high-tech. I believe that it will be particularly relevant now to produce a collection devoted to technological innovations such as robotics and electronics engineering. An informative function will be pushed to the to the forefront in outfits.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The concept is to conceive of an outfit as an imaginary combination of mechanical and electronic engineering with a sort of database and control tools that can transfer an individual to a different areas. Attention to detail is a major attribute of the collection. A mix of details is relaying a sort of geometric information that involves an individual in a game by extending frontiers of thoughts and movements. The collection embodies poetic assertion through the notion of geometrical infinity.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The ability of some pieces to transform and take on various shapes lets the owner of the piece move freely and obtain creative power. Three-dimensional details slightly deform the strict geometry of the figure, that deliberately avoid reading of a common female image. Reflection of futuristic robots come to life irreproachable, able to change time and space. To moderate a visualisation of engineering elements that might be seen as aggressive I found it relevant to introduce vivid colours to a certain groups of details. Thus, a piece is seen more friendly and therefore more appealing to a human being. Concave and convex squares evoke emotional stability of the monumental image.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The collection was launched in September 2016 under the brand Setka which is currently based in Moscow.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Main Fabrics: silk, wool, cotton. Machine sewing. Hand sewing. Embroidery. Pattern making. Laser Cutting.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
10 outfits , size 38
Fashion, Geometry, Robots, technology, transformation, wearable art, Moscow, avant garde, futuristic, 3D, orange
I conducted a diverse range of theoretical research. Theory which supported the collection was found in online articles, books, documentaries. This research stimulated me to generate my ideas for future work, to think in what direction fashion industry is going and how I have to challenge myself with time and process. With time clothes tends to be interactive where electronics merge with textiles create fashionable and feasible outfits. To maximise the effectiveness of the garment some major fashion companies such as Adidas start to apply digital components. I believe it is inevitable in fashion to bring under cultivation digital aesthetic, which I've attempted to visualise in the collection. The main topics I explored are constructivist art practice, robotics, Intel clothes, Wearable technology, cyborg.
I reflected on technological interpretations by creating decorative 3d squares which are the principal shapes of technological components. A mix of details made by laser cutting are harmonically mounted as a flow of a unique data.
From the outset, i was enthusiastic in producing clothes that challenged my crafts skills. The technical challenge was to find ways to establish a certain rigidity in the material with fixed elements which have to bend without hindering the movements of a woman’s body. Moreover, additional details deform part of the material they are attached to. From various fabrics such as wool, cotton 3D details were generated separately and partly inside the garment with inserted foam rubber. Some pieces which are fixed together or neatly mounted on the background have formed a monumental structure with elaborate patterns. Sometimes materials bend unpredictably and lose their original shape when they are linked with other parts of the garments.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Olga Tsetniva, 2017
Tsetniva. Setka. Tsetniva Olga. 2015