The task- I was to design and make a garment, influenced by the work of Yamamoto in the V & A exhibition.
His work ranged from simplistic japanese styles that looked somewhat traditional, to crazy stylised pieces, with slashed pockets, shibori and structured dresses.
Looking round the exhibition, I noticed the use of drape, pleats and slashes for pockets and sleeves. Also, most of Yamamoto's designs were made out of a few regular shapes such a circles, triangles and squares. I tried to incoorporate these features into my garment.
My garment was made from two circles, a triangle and a rectangle- Pattern and toile making no longer seams like such a daunting task as it's so easy to create a garment with a few simple shapes.
Mine's the 2nd from right
Our garments were then displayed in the V & A as temporary installments- hopefully passerbys may mistake them for genuine Yamamoto designs ahaha!