University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
EMBODY redefines the conventional view that garments must have two sleeves, one neckline and an identifiable flat form. Through an exploration of zero-waste pattern cutting techniques, the silhouettes combine and contrast elements of a conventional garment with modular panels to create pieces that look different on the body compared to when they are laid flat. Dyed by hand using natural dyes, EMBODY fuses traditional noble fibres such as Australian wool and silk with unconventional materials such as paper, ribbon, and monofilament to create a highly tactile, personal experience for the wearer. Using a sustainable, zero waste and gender-neutral approach, EMBODY proposes new approaches for a sustainable fashion future.