Infinite symmetry

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2016-09-11
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Choi, Sun Young
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According to art historians and philosophers, the psychological and aesthetic properties of symmetry are binding, order, law, formal rigidity, constraint, boredom, stillness, monotony, fixity, stasis and simplicity. Through my garment, I aimed to deliver those properties of symmetry with the structured and subdivided face of folding. The entire structure of the dress has complete bilateral symmetry. The shape of the sleeves was derived from the infinity symbol (∞). In order to give the feeling of the infinite distance, a vanishing point was created in the center of the round shape of the sleeves and also in between the legs. Besides, I intended to express the limitless sublime beauty to be expanded into the space by positioning shoulders opened and upward and making all edges of the skirt extended outward. Detailed observation reveals a small unit being repeated continually, which was inspired from the principle of the fractal. I used the hand-pleats technique to design a structure delicately where smaller units are repeated and expanded into a larger shape. After drawing an origami patten for folding, exquisite and beautiful pleat patterns were obtained through several times of practice. As for material, transparent and dull salmon colored polyester organza was used, emphasizing the sense of space through the attenuating distinction between dress and ground.

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