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Inverted Archaeology: exploring representations of garments through their negative form
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2020 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This work investigates the expressive quality of the negative form of ready-made garments through the method of making impressions. The work aims to explore how imprints of garments created in alternative materials such as flour and plaster could be used as a trompe l’oeil print motif in fashion design. It is an exploration about how our pre-existing perception of archetypal garments expands when the garments are represented through their imprint in a new material, colour and slightly different form. The study was conducted using experimental methods such as making impressions of garments in a layer of flour or capturing their negative form in plaster or clay. The created impressions were photographed and then digitally printed on different textile qualities with sublimation or reactive dyes. The printed fabrics were then transformed into three-dimensional garments through the technique of draping and with consideration of the garment’s traditional placement. Selected imprints were altered in scale or printed as a fragment, that in turn, affected the final form of these garments. What is presented in this work is a variety of garments that demonstrate how negative impressions of archetypal garments are used as a decorative visual texture as well as a suggestion for form.

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2020.
Keywords [en]
fashion design, trompe l'oeil, negative form, imprint, archetypal garments, photography, digital printing
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22906OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-22906DiVA, id: diva2:1396788
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-26 Last updated: 2020-02-27Bibliographically approved

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