Thursday, November 19, 2009
#897 ... Monique Gemmell "Restriction & Release"
Another of the amazing creative talents from the Massey University, School of Design. This collection has been developed by Monique, after closely looking at the restrictions placed on the body from lingeie and corsetry. The marks, textures, lines and altered sillouettes created through the restriction and the temporary marks left behind on the skin after being released were explored as a point of particular interest.
Dye techniques shibori and batik were used as methods of recording the restriction and release directly to the fabric. Stitching and elastic were used as methods of manipulating the surface creating puckered, wrinkled, gathered areas and contrasting textures emulating those explored during on the skin through the research that Monique carried out.