My digital work is born from academic and ethnographic research into queer materiality and queer communities, in relation to the way our lives have radically changed during the pandemic. Physical garments were created in accurate correlation to the digital content facilitated by physical and digital swatches to highlight the complex and intimate relationship between virtual and physical fashion.
Experiments in the digital space through a layered 3D software workflow influenced the shape and form of the final physical garment products. They each present different silhouettes, textures and geometries in non-gendered outcomes that reflect their digital origins. Their glossy artificial veneer investigates transitory boundaries between space and queer selfhood, and they are also a practical manifestation of the potential for slow fashion to be prototyped accurately digitally and then made to order.
This technology adapted to fashion can engage the viewer in a different way to live streamed runways and conventional photoshoots, and can connect the artistic, conceptual framework behind a collection to the viewer with significantly reduced waste.
The final outcomes are an 8 minute conceptual runway created entirely digitally, and to illustrate the increasingly enmeshed relationship between physical and digital fashion, a corresponding lookbook of the real physical non-gendered garments photographed and superimposed into digital spaces.