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SKIN; THE MEANS OF CONCEALING THE LAYERS THAT HIDE BENEATH. A BARRIER OF PROTECTION, BEAUTIFUL IN ITS OWN NATURAL STATE.

‘SKIN FOR SKIN’ IS AN EXPLORATION OF THE PHYSICAL AND METAPHORICAL NATURE OF SKIN. A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF HOW IT WRAPS ITS NATURAL BODY, ENVELOPING IT WITHIN ITS OWN CONFINES. GUARDING IT FROM PHYSICAL DETERIORATION.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THIS BARRIER BEGINS TO CRACK, BREAK AND EVENTUALLY PEEL AWAY FROM ITS SOURCE? WHAT CAN BE UNCOVERED WITHIN THE LAYERS BENEATH AND WHAT ARE WE LEFT WITH WHEN THE SKIN IS FINALLY SHED FROM THE BODY?

THIS PROCESS OF CRACKING, SHEDDING AND PEELING AWAY IS BEING EXPLORED THROUGH THIS COLLECTION. IT UTILISES DECONSTRUCTED DRAPE, IN RELATION TO THE HUMAN FORM. THESE EVOLVING THREE-DIMENSIONAL GARMENT FORMS ARE CREATED USING TACTILE TEXTILE SURFACES THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH A PROCESS OF SURFACE CONSTRUCTION AND DECONSTRUCTION. EVOKING THE EVOLVING CHANGES OF SURFACE IN THE WORLD AROUND US.