Too Big Shirt, Patterns and Decay

Third year project from Design School Kolding (2003).

The starting point is to unite the classic inspired garments such as pants and shirts with different and contrasting decorations. The garment should keep its functionality and stay true to the classic shape but not the classic fit. The contrast point in the decoration is decay and what happens when patterns meets another.

The textiles comes from the world of English middle/upper class men´s wear. It will be translated into a more contemporary expression through working with the textiles.
The overall question is: Is it possible to incorporate the aesthetic of decay in fashion?

National Costume

Third year project from Design School Kolding (2003).
In interpretation of a national costume from Outer Mongolia. The original costume was brought home to Denmark by five Danish explorers who traveled there in the late 1930s. The costume is on display today at The National Museum in Copenhagen. The National Museum was very cooperative in my reseach - thank you. The interpretation was displayed at The National Museum in an exhibition in 2007. The orginal costume contains many symbols of prosperity and luck. For the project we were only allowed to use one material. I found that supermarket adverts had some of the same signal values and colourfullness that I saw in the costume.