Photo Cornelia Wahlberg
show at Institut Suédoise
To me fashion is a medium for the individual to expressing their identity. You should have the freedom to show your true self through clothing. But usually we find ourselves in a context where other factors influense the choise of dress. What dresscodes you follow to be appropriate for work, is a question that concerns people, a major part of their lives. My graduation collection tries to answer the above mentioned question. My aim was both following the strict office dress code, and giving the freedom to express a playful desire and femininity. My research includes interviewing five women, discussing dress codes in office environments.
Inspired by the classic suit cut and fabrics tradition, I used deconstruction and merging manipulated materials, bringing forward subtle femininity and playfulness. The collection includes; deconstructed classic office wear, sometimes combined with soft “feminine” fabrics, sometimes with material experiments such as self-made lace, a silk dipped in latex and tangles of knots. Thin silk fabrics in surging lines, with high slits and a highlighted waist gives my collection a feminine feeling, combined with a Japanese impression.The playfulness shows itself in colorful strong details and messiness. Included is glass details in colors, which for instance as; buttons, bag bottoms, and a badge holder.
photo Michael Bigün