When the body is covered how do we define what we see? What shapes define masculinity and how can clothing make identity transparent? Transparency in clothing is truth, being able to see beyond the skin and see one’s identity. Using waves as a source of inspiration for movement, destruction and revelation, this design represents clothing obscuring the surface of the body to reveal truth. By obstructing and “removing” the face, the primary point of identification for a person, the masks themselves provide a means of representing the wearer, making them ultimately transparent.
The materials for this project were made entirely from polyurethane resin plastics. Poured into silicone molds, each mask was cast as two separate pieces and joined with epoxy putty.
Chosen as semi-finalist in the Arts of Fashion Competition 2012.