The aim of the thesis was designing an experimental collection of clothes, which uses a graphic element – text and font as a main motif of the print. Patterns for the silhouettes origin in classic clothing such as coat, trousers, jacket, but their main characteristics are deconstructed, while combining them with materials made with print and jacquard weaving. Final pieces are not defined specifically for one gender.
In the theoretical part I explored human communication through textiles and clothing.
Clothes define our appearance and are an important element of visual communication in the society. They talk about our interests, positions and aesthetics – through the choice of color, cut, combination and material, or more directly – with the use of words themselves. As such, text can appear in many different ways – slogan, logo, expression of rebellion or with breaking the text structure, so it no longer follows the rules of the word and it becomes a visual pattern.
More precisely I focused on direct use of text in clothing, textile art and prints, key history time periods and pre-existing design works. I looked into art periods which I used as inspiration for silhouettes and prints and studied how my main techniques developed through those periods.
In the experimental part I designed clothing collection where I used two main techniques to design a pattern – silk screen printing and jacquard weaving and I explained where inspiration for the collection was found.
The aim of my thesis work was to design a fashion collection using text as a main textile motif, achieving that through two main textile techniques, to explore its wearability and possibilities of its interpretation.