AUT, New Zealand

Sean Kettle


‘Purity/Depth’ explores the relationship between architectural cutting and solemn colour and how they can be used to provide an image of beauty.

Influenced by the cutting techniques of Cristobal Balenciaga, colourful field paintings of Mark Rothko and various works of architecture and animalistic forms, ‘Purity/Depth’ embraces postmodernism in fashion with different elements brought together to work in complementary and contrasting manners.

The result is a collection that focuses on compositional tension, the formal and informal relationship between line, shape, colour and proportion. It intends to challenge the rules and perception of what is considered classical, contemporary, serious and playful.