Stuctural Coat

Student: Dvorah Elster
Course: Apparel and Structures 1, DS 153
Program: TAD

My coat was inspired by the structure of modern architecture, which incorporates a lot of sculptural elements to give the effect of dimension and innovative thought.  I am intrigued by the mathematical formulation of pieces of architecture and art, so I used pattern manipulations to transform a boxy single bust dart jacket into a form fitted princess seamed coat. I was influenced by the wavelike pleating that Georgia Hardinge incorporates in her Autumn/Winter 2011-12 line. With my fabric choices of double sided wool and a drapy sating, I juxtaposed the structural integrity of the architecture with the light airiness of the human interactions that dwell within.