My GSA fashion show project this year is exploring the functionality of Mongolian nomadic living in contrast to today’s luxury accessory industry.
I hope to address fashion’s moral status and offer solutions for a more sustainable future.
It is about the translation of an adornment from one culture to another, this process highlights the contradictions present between them.
I liked the practicality of Mongolian equestrian clothing, Thus I was playing with this duality between function and aesthetic and considering something functional as adornment.
I looked a lot at Mongolian clothing patterns at the same time as researching medical back-braces.
I discovered the biochemistry of fabrics used in Mongolian garments actually worked to enhance human comfort and performance.
I decided to contrast practical fabrics like PVC with wool and cashmere.