Distortion was a project I enjoyed, it was a chance to push the boundaries of knitwear design, and it allowed me to be very creative with the garment silhouettes. I looked into how buildings can be distorted via collage to mirror, layer and repeat images to create new and unique shapes. My biggest inspiration for this project I took from Sandra Backlund is the unusual silhouettes she creates out of knitwear. Overall I want to develop a sense of density and stacking you can find within the buildings.
Above is one of the first collages I did for this project. I love the building's unusual shape, and I wanted to play and distort it to see what other exciting forms I could create. I mixed different paper types to allow shapes to show through at specific points.
Garment silhouette line up, I created these from simply lifting shapes I had found from my previous college and fitted them to the model's body to make very abstract garment pieces.
Considering I had not made a garment before the outcome was very successful, a few areas could have been neater, but it is definitely unique and creative and fit the set brief well.