The fashion industry is one that every person is impacted by and my desire is to allow the wearer to take control of what they put on their bodies and how they wear it. Thus I have designed a collection driven by the inclusivity, theatricality, + versatility of fluxus art that hands over a piece of the design control to the wearer. The garments can be manipulated to take on new silhouettes through fastenings, ties, + grommets, meaning that a single garment can take on the role of three or more separate pieces. The process of altering + transforming the garments is much like a performance, thus each garment has been titled the way a fluxus piece would have been + stands as a work of art in its own right.
CALLING
 On Definition + Dance 
HUMORESQUE: “A genre of music expressing a mood/vague musical idea, usually more good-humored than humorous.” It’s playful + often used as dance music. 
FLUX: “The action or process of flowing/flowing out.” A state of movement or continuous change. Both Humoresque and fluxus pieces are based on performances often expressed through dance or music. They radiate an air of childlike spontaneity + promote inclusivity rather than stuffy compositions or artistic techniques. These are works for the light of heart + quick of feet, always ready to leap up + dance, indifferent as to what the world has to say about it.
CUSTOMER 
On Character + Qualities 
Freewheeling
 Lad/Lass 
Under the age of 50 who 
X-ceptionally dresses him/herself while
 Understanding the value of a 
Savvy, surreptitious, + sundry garment
COLOR 
On Hue + Contrast 
The color palette is inspired by the three-hued acts of the Bauhaus Ballet: Yellow, Rose, + Black. I put great emphasis on black + white for high contrast + to allow the construction of the garments to shine through. 
Pantone 19-4003TCX
Pantone 19-4003TCX
Pantone 18-3907 TCX
Pantone 18-3907 TCX
Pantone 14-1513 TCX
Pantone 14-1513 TCX
Pantone 13-0756 TCX
Pantone 13-0756 TCX
Pantone 11-0601 TCX
Pantone 11-0601 TCX
EXPLORATION OF FLUXUS ART AND ITS PHILOSOPHY
Fluxus movement originated in the 60s as a form of anti-art. The persistent goal of most Fluxus artists was to destroy any boundary between art and life. 
Mundane, everyday acts become fluxus performance art. Find any way possible to bring art to the masses. Fluxus art involved the viewer, relying on the element of chance to shape the ultimate outcome of the piece.
Fluxus artists sought to apply Zen philosophy to art. Zen is a Japanese Buddhist philosophy that focuses on meditation and the importance of the present moment. No single moment is to be more important than another in life.
BAUHAUS BALLET AND MY MODERN INTERPRETATION
Oskar Schlemmer, a professor at the Theatre of Bauhaus debuted DAS TRIADISCHES BALLET (the Triadic Ballet) in 1922 in Stuttgart Germany.
Used the body as a medium, experimenting with pantomime and ballet in his performance.
Ties into the idea of unconventional performance art like Fluxus that questions the traditionalist way of doing things.
The ballet had three acts (hence Triadic Ballet): the Rose, the Yellow, and the Black act. Dancers also performed in threes, contrary to the traditional “duets”
Integrate this idea of threes by giving each garment at least three different ways of being worn/manipulated.
Distortion of the body. Layering shapes onto the body.
INSTRUCTIONABLES
Fluxus art was typically written out as “instructions” so that others could replicate it. Every time the piece was performed, it would be done differently, making each performance unique. I wished to replicate this by writing down my own instructionables to give to my peers and help me create my designs. The instructions outlined various ways one could go about manipulating a piece of fabric which I would then use to influence the final collection.
VOL. 1
Draw a face showing a distinct emotion onto fabric. Cut out the eyes, nostrils, mouth + ears.
VOL. 2
Cut three to four holes in the swatch of fabric.
VOL. 3
Draw a face using circles, triangles + tetrahedrons on fabric swatch. Cut out three of those shapes.
HUMORESQUE

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