Jacket made by me inspired by the 10 textile samples
Photos by Maxime Chabal
textile samples collection
research: materials & colour palette
Hans Bellmer - La Poupée (series)
David Dawson; Freud At Work
research: manipulation, texture
Photography by Iiu Susiraja
Iiu Susiraja is a Finnish photographer who's work is mainly self-portraits of herself in her home; in all her portraits, she uses different every day objects in a creative way, interacting her body. Her work is all very honest and modest; all the photographs are simple yet very strong. Apparently, it's very confusingto a lot of people, when people try to over complicate her pictures.
To me, it's just as simple as it is, and that's why I find it so amazing and also great source for inspiration for this project. After visiting Southwark and studying brutalist architecture, her pictures came in my mind; they're both simple, (brutally) honest, not trying to please anyone.
When we were observing the brutalist architecture at Southwark, in the beginning it was really sunny and warm; a perfect day to walk outside and draw; we even felt lucky because lately the weather hadn't been that nice at all. At around 4pm it started to get significally darker and colder, and suddenly everything looked different; the warm beige colours faded away, and you couldn't see any texture; all that was left was the heavy structures, all in plain black and white and no details. Suddenly the buildings looked a lot more "confident", less unreal, like they were immune to any aging or damage
Weights / Stretching - vertical; gravity - stretch marks
Piercing - scars/wounds/holes
Pinching - gathering/folding/pleating the skin/fat
Beginning of research; exploring the brutalist architecture in Southbank & Barbican. Observing by drawings and photography.