Noclip: To travel through physical and metaphysical boundaries.
To capture a moment of transition between one state and another.
This collection is inspired by the ways we have slowly uploaded all aspects of our lives onto the internet. School, work, relationships; it’s all happening in the same place. The shape shifting capabilities of the virtual world led me to consider if a garment could work in a similar way, creating and crossing boundaries at the same time.
I began by draping with an old jacket to find a space for the body between the shell and the lining, to allow the lining to function as two different components of a garment. This also encourages a kind of interaction between garment and wearer I see as being similar to traveling through virtual spaces, as the wearer is able to constantly shift their appearance.
I also considered how these shifts could manifest themselves into the surface treatment of fabrics. I wanted to find and re-create real life instances of glitching. I interpreted this through loosening and fraying woven fabrics, as well as intentional floats. I also wanted to incorporate the color pink as I associate it with printers printing the wrong colors as they run out of ink.
The garments were also meant to cross the boundaries separating past from present from future. I re-created vintage and timeless pieces, then glitched them through patterning or styling, to suggest an item which has been preserved in a virtual space, and has endured updates and errors, making it simultaneously appear old and new.