The collection is based on the concept of dress identity, which stems from observing the interaction individuals experience with clothing. Using materials that are literally used for assembly, such as tape and threading, the collection gives an impression of the mental and emotional experience of creating one's exterior appearance.
The collection dictates a narrative of the personal process of the ways we interact with clothing to shape the way we are perceived. The garments are assembled with white fabrics, exclusively, to represent a blank canvas, with ripped pieces of tape to assemble outfits. It appears haphazard and chaotic, while simultaneously giving the impression of fragility and restraint. The juxtaposition of these qualities in the garments portrays fashion as a tool to manipulate the perception of others.
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MUA/Hair: Julia Frodyma
Model: Lauren Shea