University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
The everyday ritual of dressing ourselves builds a kinaesthetic intimacy between garment and body; the movement becomes a remembered performance. ILLORY developed when the designer began obstructing the traditional openings of garments such that learned routines were impeded alternatives explored. The garments illustrate the struggle to conform with our most basic habits. The intarsia knit and irregular interplay between colours creates a glitched landscape across the body, representing mental as well as physical abstraction. The combination of soft knit textiles and a palette of dusky pink, forest green, ice blue and acid lemon creates a bold and sensitive range.