School of Design, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
The therapeutic and all immersing properties of water are reflected in this collection by the hand worked surface manipulation. Oversize silhouettes swallow the body with layers, organic lines, soft tones, and textural fraying, while bodysuits and underwear sets create the second skin and add a swimwear element. IMMERSED aims to create value in the relationship between creator and wearer. With refined finishings for longevity, the collection embodies a juxtaposition of creative outlets yet still delivers wearable thematic pieces.