KERA COUTURE

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  • MOODBOARDImages, clockwise from top left:

    Brushed Aluminium Plate;

    Top, by SURFACE TO AIR X SLVE SUNDSB;

    Painting of Cactus, by Kwangho Lee;

    Generative Artworks, by Elijah Porter.;

    PWEN FOR KERAAUTUMN/WINTER 2010

    THE MAKING OF THE COLLECTION

    PART ONE

  • SWATCHESPART UN

    Made using the fabric of thread method

    Synthetic hair is sandwiched between two pieces of water-soluble interlining. The layers are then stitched lengthwise to form the warp, then widthwise to form the weft. The swatch is then completed by dissolving the interlining in hot water, leaving only the hair and threads.

    Effectively, this is a piece held together only by the threads that it is made up of..

    PWEN FOR PRO345 SURFACE DESIGN

    PROF. KAREN HONG

    AY2010-2011 SEMESTER ONE

    TIES THAT BIND

    The extravagant form of the hairpieces of the Long Horn Hmong is most faithfully replicated here as a statement about hair and its symbolism of abundance and wealth. Synthetic hair from wigs is used, to question feelings of the grotesque that are invoked by disembodied hair as covering in todays society, despite traditional practices of keeping human hair on the body.

    This design is confident and sensual at the same time.

  • SWATCHESPART DEUX This second

    designed fabric is made by interlacing hair with a cord like trimming to give it a formal and sophisticated feel. Similarly, since it is a weaving method, it is made and held together only by the few strands that give it its texture.

    MILITIA

    The black hair used here not only is elegant in its simplicity, but brings to mind the potency and connotations with virility that black hair has on traditional asian cultures.

  • SWATCHESPART TROIS

    This fabric is made with weaving a polyester trimming with a short bushy fringe, to replicate the texture of hair without using the actual material itself.

    FRINGE

    This draws reference to the traditional and simplistic forms of weaving, without compromising on its worthiness as a contemporary fabric.

  • K E R AA U T U M N / W I N T E R

    C O L L E C T I O N2 0 1 0

    Inspired by the appearance of hair in traditional contexts as a memento kept close to the body, its organic texture.

    Interest the juxtaposition of organic forms/materials with computer generated processes. A manisfestation of the writhing virility of natural substances such as hair, and the ordered, cold beauty of technology.

    A collection inspired by hair, and its symbolism in Asianic cultures.

    A fashion label for the thinking, new age individual, contemporary yet rooted to its traditional origins. Straddling between the definitions of Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture, pushing boundaries of going over-the-top.

    Dark, sophisticated, polished, gruesome yet romantic and beautiful.

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