This work explores the idea that gender is not a dichotomy, but that we are both female and male. A third-gender; a truer human representation.
Items of dress and colours representative of male and female come together here with strong 70s and 80s gender-queer glam rock aesthetic references.
This work poses the question: is it possible to take space through immateriality?
The Mean Reds
This work is a futuristic interpretation of female religious habits covering the wearers’ chest. The colour RED is chosen because of its associations in western cultures and in Christian theology with sexual passion, anger, sin and the devil.
A perfectly tailored jacket is saturated with appliqués, each one of them hand pleated, changing the jackets texture and increasing its size, a transformation of shape and volume.
The Female Gothic
The title as well as the mood of this work is a reference to the literary movement of the Victorian Era. The main task of the gothic heroine is to uncover and name the horrors that fill their world. The female gothic takes up, interrogates, and plays with socially ingrained ideas that relate to gender and sexual identity. Being female is after all a gothic experience.
Silk Organza & Jelutong
Folded silk organza with a magnetic jelutong timber clasp.
A 5 m silicon hose encasing an LED strip is covered in a continuous chord of hand- pleated white fabric, the long length of light wrapping the body in a protective warm glow.