For this project we were instructed to explore the idea of recording our thoughts and feelings towards a given theme and presenting it in an interesting manner. I decided to take a diary approach to this project, and my chosen theme was the concept of enclosure. Whilst exploring this concept, I integrated a photoshoot that showed a model slowly being enclosed in metres of fabric. This coincided well with my progressive analysis of the human figure, beginning at the feet and working upwards to the neckline and head. This project gave me the opportunity to explore fashion illustration, photography and garment construction.
My diary was printed on black paper a6 size with the model enclosed in fabric as the front page.
I collaged images that reminded me of enclosure within fashion and cultures.
My pages explored various accessories and garments that could be perceived as enclosing the body.
This project also allowed me to explore illustration and analyse fashion details in depth.
Exploring the various ways to enclose the foot and leg using fashion accessories. This
illustration is created from brown paper, inks, acrylics and pen.
As my exploration continued up the body, I began analysing different garments that enclosed the human figure.
I experimented with illustration, documenting my design process.
This is an example of the integration of enclosing the body in a photoshoot that is presented steadily throughout
the book. I had 3 hours to complete this photoshoot in the studio.
Historical and cultural research was very important for this project, by studying historical garments I could
analyse the adaptions to garments enclosing the body through time
This illustration is layered paper with pen and chalk illustrating on top.
Understanding mobility is essential to enclosing the body. This allows me to undertand the restraints certain
garments have upon the body.
This photoshoot shows the enclosure of cloth between knee and waist
The cloth is cut and manipulated around the figure from 20 metres of cotton.
Illustration in black pen to show possible garment design to form enclosure of the shoulder.
I combined historical garment research with contemporary, exploring with the concept that enclosure can be for
a purpose as well as being non-functional for radical fashion trends.
This is n illustration to show possible enclosure in garment design for the shoulder and arm.
An example of the analysis of each part of the body before I reference historic cultures and contemporary dress.
The photoshoot documents how the body is enclosed from feet to neck.
This illustration is hand drawn and then edited on photoshop. I explored the notion of make up and hair
styling as a means of enclosure.
This is the final image of the body enclosed within fabric. I was pleased with the manner in which this diary with executed. By enclosing the body in fabric steadily throughout the book, it gave the metaphorical impression that the book itself was becoming enclosed. I felt that I understood the given theme in both a historical and contemporary manner. I really enjoyed being able to explore experimental illustrating throughout this project.