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ELISUS

UniversityManchester Metropolitan University
Lead DesignersMaryam Alsaei
Prize(s)Silver in Other Fashion Designs / Other Fashion designs
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Entry Description

Maryam takes inspiration from artist John Chamberlain whose sculptures are among the most iconic artworks of the postwar period. The collection echoes the effortlessness of Chamberlain’s sculptures which are created by crushing discarded car parts into three dimensional shapes. Zig zag stitches were as part of a draping technique, where garments were deconstructed and re-configured to create crushed textures. The final garments are fluidly tailored, and appear to extend away from the body, becoming sculptural in their own right. The focus is form over body. Fashion is sculpture in living form.