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Stephanie Henly Collection

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  • RMIT

Description

The project is a material exploration deriving forms from the application of the long stitch.

This challenges the traditions notions of embroidery as a flat decorated surface rather than a functioning purpose.
Forms are created through the performance of repetitive hand embroidery in conjunction with innovated methods of applications.

A comprehensive understanding of stitch application initiates creative prospects.
Each look is generated from an innovated stitch technique, serving as a function to the expressed form.

The purpose of embroidery can be seen as a:

– Seaming technique
– Point of connection
– Material response creating volume
– Dimensional surface design
– Isolated shrinkage of fabrication

Key Features

1

The generated outcomes are designed within the context of high-end fashion collection.

2

The outcomes are designed to consider the spectacle of movement, light and space within a runway exposition via material fluidity, trains of fabrication and material transparency.

3

The context of my design practice communicates my values of handcraft. With an emphasis of skill preservation, hand crafted methods are re-contextualized to find new design expressions within a high fashion context.

4

Future collections and brand development will incorporate the hand crafted skills of artisans as a means of a collaborative design process.

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