Verity Germer

United Kingdom
University / School:
Royal College of art (RCA)
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Production Location:
united kingdom
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Collection – Nepenthean Form

Fully Knitted, fully fashioned and wearable with high attention to detail. Fashioned to remove wastage and allow for form and function to be integrated into the shape without forcing fabrics.
My work is inspired by comfortable tangible spaces and objects and the balanced interaction between disparate materials. Inspired by the visual and descriptive language of manual makers my work reflects the relationship between the maker and the made. An intuitive relationship between form, function and tactility is always present. Using understated techniques to highlight the beauty of the item, emphasis is placed on visceral forms and surfaces, which intrigue the viewer and traditional knitwear systems are applied through other practices. The viewer is encouraged to interact with the varied surfaces through the treatment of the material, which encourages the curiosity of the viewer and add to the wearer’s experience. Therefore by facilitating a more emotional connection, the alienation often found in luxury fashion is eliminated. All elements are fully fashioned to reduce waste and the structure is integrally knitted into the garments to reduce multiple process construction. A slower, more considered process is achieved with techniques that are, however, easily commercialised. I aim to avoid the over intellectualization of the work to allow a more personal connection to the garments and therefore a nepenthean value.