The master's thesis explores the field of traditional hand-made textile techniques in high fashion and analyzes their characteristics as inspiration for the design of the collection.
The purpose of the research is experimenting with the possibilities and applications of manual textile techniques in clothing principles or a unique collection inspired by the high fashion principles.
The theoretical part focuses on the importance of manual textile techniques in contemporary fashion and deals with the problem of reviving old hand-made textile techniques intended for a new use. New interesting applications of textile hand techniques in clothing are presented. The meaning and the future of traditional hand-made textile techniques are explained. The basic element of the collection is gobelin, in which we use new, untypical materials and colors and a combination of hand-made textile techniques to form new shapes and silhouettes. The design principle summarizes the modes of high fashion, where each piece is unique and is repeatedly produced on a regular basis. The collection is based on innovative design, where gobelin patterns are upgraded with a 3D look. A combination of textures and structures creates the appearance of embroidery transparency. The stitches are updated and are made up of interesting color squares. In the created collection, stories of images and illusions are intertwined. The starting points are gobelins, computer science, architecture, knitwear and high fashion.
The result of the master's thesis is a contemporary unique collection that follows the principles of high fashion, is recognizable and unique and is based on the application and innovative implementation of manual techniques. The technique is dominated by gobelins and other hand-made textile principles, such as macrame, crochet, knitting and embroidery.