‘The White Shirt Project’ (an exploration of the influence of geometrics and tactile knowledge in fashion pattern cutting)

Bruce Montgomery, Gael Henry, Anthony Brotheridge

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Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto expresses a sentiment: ‘Allowing space between the garment and body is of tremendous importance ... it gives the wearer the possibility of inhabiting the garment naturally, without being restricted by a predetermined form ...’ The authors worked with fashion students in 3D and 2D. The only constraints were that the shirt must contain the standard neckline with a 2-piece collar, a straight shirt placket and a cuff. The garments tell a visual narrative that questions proportion, silhouette, volume and movement, and develops tactile knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-160
JournalInternational Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education
Early online date6 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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