UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY, Australia
If a garment is a symbolic manifestation of identity, what becomes of these objects as our identity shifts in the present and travels into the future? Endless is both an exploration of the spaces in-between and a celebration of unknowing about queer identity. Suits and sweaters as symbols of work and comfort are deconstructed in a way that captures a momentary feeling through the unpredictable combination of intarsia with punch-card knitting, fringing and abstract machine stitching. Wool suitings, crepes and knits are draped together, creating a visual narrative where materiality and process become blurred; where garments are complex in nature yet appear effortless when worn.
Hand-loomed knits, hand-dyed fabrics and repurposed factory yarns used in the collection suggest the importance of craftsmanship and sustainability.