Folding Facades

Folding Facades, is an additional portfolio project focusing on the 3D folded structures of paper inspired by Estonian brickwork and the facades of buildings from my primary research. I have worked on replicating these structures from paper into 3D pieces of knitwear for a fashion context. Influenced by origami folding and the work of Victoria Salmon using these same
ideas in the construction of technical digital knit files. Deadstock yarns have been used in the construction of this project with there properties favouring dynamic form making. Focusing on 3 images from primary research in Baltic Constructivism to explore in further detail throughout this project.

Model Katy Bailey, film photography by Kyle Cowan.

With special Thanks to the Gillian Purvis Award 2021 trustees for their support.

Chevron fabric

Digital fabric using origami idea to manipulate knit structure into 3D form.

Chevron fabric

Film Photography by Kyle Cowan

chevron fabrics layered

Film Photography by Kyle Cowan

chevron elongated fabric

initial chevron fabric

chevron fabric

elongated chevron fabric

modelled by Katy Bailey

elongated chevron fabric

elongated chevron

chevron stretch fabric

chevron stretch fabric

chevron stretch fabric

With deadstock yellow Merino wool.

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visualised as a sleeve design.

chevron stretch fabric

digital fabric, photography by Dom Manderson
Details of chevron fabrics.

Primary Research

Primary Research

Primary Research

Contextual Awareness

contextual awareness

contextual awareness

Paper Drawing

paper drawing

Paper Drawing

Paper constructions working on composition

Paper constructions working on composition

Paper constructions working on composition

chevron initial test fabric

elongated chevron

chevron stretch fabric