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knitted materials exploration

 

The primary source of inspiration for this research project is the classic western suit jacket and its hidden understructure, which was originally conceived to hide the body’s imperfections, to smooth, to shape, and to provide the perfect symmetry that was deemed essential for true elegance and power. The shoulder, being one of its most representative elements, is analysed, deconstructed, and reinterpreted several times through knit, combining wool with unconventional materials such as Grillon (a melting yarn), craft yarn and metal fibers. The padding disappears, leaving room for the actual body forms to become the defining element of the structure. 

© Rosalba Fucci, Royal College of Art, 2019

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