Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tailored is graphic design experiment which explores clothing as communication. It tells the story of my life through my body and the "designed" skirts I wear. Clothing is a visual representation of who we all are and what we do. Through Tailored I am pushing the boundaries of how people read what I wear. I have designed and made skirts that explicitly define (through words, fabric and image) the six compartments of my life: work, play, learn, celebrate, leisure and rest. By wearing the skirts repeatedly I am creating visual experiences for myself and those around me. These skirts spark conversation and speak visually. Tailored is a personal investigation of how clothing markets and communicates myself to others.