Untitled Collar 1


Student: Lu Ann C. Mueller
Course: Experimental Testile Design: Paper and Cloth, DS528
Program: TAD

In terms of the bones of design fundamentals this neckpiece has radial balance, a geometric dimensional triangle multiplied to create a circle, with a type of monochromatic color scheme. The construction is laid out in a concentric pattern with a half drop for a network. The only immediate functionality lies in visual aesthetic, blurring the line between design and art with the simple choice of handmade paper and unwoven synthetic fabric as the media and sub straight. It’s the concept of applied art of fashion design, bodily adornment or ornament. Neckpieces or collars have a long rich history since the Stone Age. I see them as bridges between heart and mind illustrating a concept from concrete to ethereal to connect the two.