Organic Shapes and Cut-Outs
The main inspiration for Cut-Outs is derived from the Brazilian artist Odires Mlazchou and the late work of Henri Matisse, both the cut-outs and layering found in their work. Odires also frequently uses circularly shaped cut-outs in his collages. The colour palette is inspired by Odires work and it's various shades of nude colours, like beige and pink. I wanted to develop organic shapes, starting with cutting circles, striving to create clean lines still keeping the reference to the layers and cut-outs. My aim was for the garment to be beautiful both static and in motion. Finishing ideas are based on furniture fittings, both as decorative elements and integral parts of the construction. Shiny vinyl leather straps stand in contrast to the matt fabric, and metal screws constitute a sharp contrast to the softness of the garment. The garment was displayed at Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show 2015.