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This is one of my second year assessment works from Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia. This Hero Look is the look to inspire my Ready To Wear Graduate Collection of my Bachelor Degree. It is inspired by both my own ‘KACHIN’ traditional costumes and contemporary Western designs. I used surface detail, colours, textures and embellishment from KACHIN costumes and tie those details to a modern deconstructed Western Aesthetic.
Bringing KACHIN culture in contemporary design: coin shaped silver which are attached to the blouses of Kachin women costumes, white buttons which are beaded on Kachin traditional bodycross bag, red pom poms which are attached on the hem of the Kachin traditional wrap around skirt, are used in my Hero Look as a surface decoration of a neck piece.
Garment: Deconstructed dress with raw edge finish and inside-out seam
Fabrication: Black neoprene and Red slink bonded together (Own Creation)
Fusing the two cultures: Surface details, colours, textures, embellishment of Kachin Traditional costumes to Western deconstructed design
'KACHIN' and a modern Western deconstructed garments. It is bringing together forms from classic Western tailoring then reworking them to fit a more Eastern feminine aesthetic, lose rigid masculine style by twisting and draping into feminine forms then added crisp white shirting to echo the masculine suiting silhouette, but again changed the volume and drape to be feminine like the designers I looked into such as Barbara Gongini and Zac Posen.
The initial inspiration for colourway and detailing came from cultural research into my own culture 'KACHIN'. It informed the process, has subtle influence on my final collection.
White shirt : Placket on both sides and front, big lapel without collar
Sleeveless poncho with big fabric pom pom and white shirt with standard cuff with longer placket and bigger collar