My research looked into the world of the Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, whose works emphasize on nothingness and the beauty of its most simple form. His architecture embodies the concept of sensation and physical experiences, which is deeply rooted in the Japanese culture.
This collection translates the philosophy of Ando’s architecture works to fashion design, developing unique draping silhouette following fabric movement, and combining draping with classic tailoring.
Though most fashion designers design garments to fit the body and follow the line of the body. I want to make air and space between fabric and body. With reference to Tadao’s works, and his study on how to design space into space, and bring light and water to indoors, I started draping around the male mannequin using fabric. All design follows fabric’s own movement.
There are atelier-based handcrafting and tailoring techniques applied to the garments, also lots of reformed authentic fabrics are sourced for tailoring to contrast with draping fabrics.
This collection offers the sensation and physical experience wearing the cloth, touching the cloth and listening the cloth.