'Memory & Adaptation'
This collection plays on memory and how we receive, store and recollect information. The design process was formed of 3 stages – sensory, short term and long term memory.
Stage One - Sensory
Sensory memory - the way we are able to see objects, hold information in less than a second of perceiving and how this information is then replayed. The process began with draping fabric on the stand to create an initial design, registering this information, and then displacing these drapes immediately. The initial designs were then quickly reproduced on paper without a physical visual reference.
Stage Two - Short Term
7 days after the initial designs were drafted, it was time to revisit the stand and reproduce the same designs from memory. The result was a selection of designs that bared resemblance but varied in proportion, cut and drape.
Stage Three - Long Term
21 days after stage two is the experimentation of long term memory - how stored information becomes distant, lost and difficult to replay. The designs at this stage are reproduced on the stand, again, from memory while utilising different materials of varying weights and opacity to emulate the concept of a vague memory - to further exaggerate the proportions and distort the cut and fall of the garment.
Photography Lenart Kirbis | Model Kirsty-Anne Tritton | MUA Sabina Gatej | MUA Assistant Petra Kusterle