Using black and white card, tape and pen I had in mind Coco Chanel's quotation "fashion is architecture - it is a matter of proportions". 

The making process acknowledged my knowledge of pattern making for fashion, constructing flat patterns which when folded and sewn create the finished structure in ready to wear fashion. Draping or folding upright,on the body, (inherent to haute couture) are used when making one-off pieces. The piece was constructed upright on the wall but utilised the materials of the horizontal method. The lighting in the gallery created much of the form.

It was intended to be destroyed when the show ended. After a clothing production run the paper patterns were often destroyed to stop piracy of the design. 

Constructed Counterpoints

Made for the Koppel Project Residency 2018 in the lower floor of the gallery. 

The piece responds to observed interior details of the venue and exterior architectural features of the City location in which the site is located. 

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