Exploring the Void

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Is the Void really empty?

A series of photographs were taken of garments from my “Start at the End” collection viewing them from another perspective and exploring the Japanese concept of “Ma” which can be loosely translated as “gap” or “pause”.

The model experimented with ways of stretching her limbs and head in different openings in the garments, which were created by the construction process. In this context the empty space can be as exciting and as much a place for exploration as filled space.

I wanted to question the static nature of a garment and the perception that is to only be worn one way. In examining the way in which a garment takes its form from the human body and how movement brings it to life I have a greater understanding of the relationship between the two.