TRANS.FORM Final Major Project

  • Elvira Isenzhulova

My final major project is an investigation of transformable fashion as a sustainable practice where one highly adaptable item can replace several conventional garments and therefore decrease the need to buy multiple pieces and thoughtlessly consume fashion. Utilising 3D development methods, such as draping and deconstructing garments, I created unique transformable shapes, balancing between sportswear and formalwear aesthetic in order to create versatile interchangeable looks within one garment/outfit. The inspiration behind my textile and knit development is based on the idea of creating movement in knit, mainly influenced by Bridget Riley’s optical art. I also looked into engineered knit in sportswear and shaping underwear to create knitted structures that would support, shape and enhance the body like a corset but would be soft and comfortable to wear.