AUT, New Zealand

Sean Kettle


Purity/Depth explores the relationship between architectural cutting and colour, examining how this can be used to create an image of beauty. Influenced by the Cutting techniques of Cristobal Balenciaga, colour field paintings of Mark Rothko and various works of architecture and animalistic forms, it embraces the Bricolage aspect of postmodernism in fashion, and how the different elements brought together work in both 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 is intended to challenge the rules and perception of what is considered classical, contemporary, serious and playful.