The ‘Cult of Domesticity Chair’ is a commentary on the womans’ assigned role as an object, a form of comfort, and pleasure, with the expectation of elegance. As well as relating its function to supporting the weight of an individual to a mother’s role. The beading expresses beauty as well as weight, the collage representing sexual desire, the fur comfort, a kitchen chair being domestic and restricted to the kitchen. The entire piece is an object with a purpose to serve.
The headdresses are Slavic-inspired. Meant to mimic hair and the effect it has on society’s definition of beauty. A bodybuilding project calling into question the necessity for hair to be beautiful.
Through my garments, I wanted to celebrate femininity present in everyone: male, female, and non-binary. The fabric and ribbon used were intentionally childish, dainty, and matronly. In contrast with the canvas and jeans being robust, tough, and used for working conditions. I wanted to decorate and seize power in the feminine aesthetic. Each piece was designed without gender boundaries. Photographed in a floral, spring setting.
This semester was my first true introduction to fashion and I’m eager to continue my practice of sustainable and feminist-driven work.