Form Follows Body / La forme suit le corps, is an experimental project exploring the relationship between the clothing shape and the body, its positioning in space, and through movements. While clothing is mainly designed for a standing position, the body has the capacity to take many other positions. If clothes were shaped differently, would that affect the way we moved and the positions we adopted?
To answer this question, I started with the sitting position, as we spend many more hours sitting than standing in our daily activities. For this I designed a body suit with details shaped like the heel of a sock to accommodate the articulations of the body. Using a double bed knitting machine that could make circular pieces was the most obvious process for this project. Making tubular shapes came naturally in a process of deconstructing and reconstructing each part of the body.
As humans we are engaged with each other and work as a community. Our bodies are influenced by the nature of our daily activities, and responsibilities, but also by our clothes. What motivates me to create is the desire to raise awareness about the impact of our relationship with material culture. Engaging in every project with careful analysis and hands-on research, I am committed to make work that is environmentally and socially responsible. By studying the body's movement and positions, and researching on garment constructions, I try to find shapes and materials that question dress codes and fashion.