THE ART OF TRANSFIGURATION
The Art Of Transfiguration explored the elements of movement and transformation within objects that occur naturally as well as through forced manipulation. I was interesting in creating tactile and 3D fabrics that invite the user to engage and interact through touch. Combining stitch and 3D techniques with elements of the laser cutting and print allowed me to push the boundaries of textile application to create innovative and unexpected fabrics. The collection of unusual fashion fabrics, coupled with luxury velvets and leathers enabled a diverse and high quality collection considered for fashion outcomes such as scarves. Working on a large scale furthered my interest in considering the relationship between the fabric and the user by draping and sculpting the pieces over the body.