Monday, 16 March 2015

Samples 2015: Week 10, Glass cuirass

The design was hand cut out of red felt, then this was embellished (needle felted by machine) onto white felt which shows through the holes.  

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 07/03/15:
“Fierce, feathered and fragile: how Alexander McQueen made fashion an art.
From his lethal glass corsets to magnificent Manga-style helmets to his use of giant antlers, Alexander McQueen’s designs reveal his vulnerability as much as his artistry, as a major new exhibition at the V&A shows.”
Cuirass. Columbia Glassworks for Alexander McQueen. V&A.
Sample design
I didn’t want to do anything too detailed or obviously copied. So I enlarged a tiny fragment of the pattern, with shapes simple enough to cut from felt.

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