How to construct a conceptual garment
In early April 2019, the creative director of The Eye Travels approached me with a set of her hand sketches, and commissioned me to realize the sketches into a full size garment and a headpiece in one month.
The design was inspired by the then Met Fashion exhibit theme “Camp.” My client interpreted this word as “a mode of performance and seeing everything in quotation marks,” with a key aspect of “failed seriousness” which can be found within the playful dynamics between high art and popular culture.
Based on the sketches and my discussion with the client, I developed two versions of the design in technical drawings, then produced the prototypes for fittings.
HeadPiece & eyes
For a dress with such a bold yet minimal silhouette, the details within this look are especially important. They are what give the dress a personality.
Photo source: https://theeyetravels.com/2019/05/met-stairs-met-stares/