The purpose of this project was to create a unique ready-to-wear style for professional working women. I desired to make a two-piece jacket and skirt reinventing the tartan kilt as a new key design element for women’s ready-to-wear that could be appealing to various professional working women regardless of age and race. Principles of design such as harmony, balance, proportion, emphasis, similarity, and contrast have been incorporated in an unconventional way. Various sizes of knife pleats were created using the tartan fabric and partially attached to the collar, sleeve, and bodies of the jacket, skirt, and pocket flap. This outfit features strong contrasts by mixing colors and patterns in addition to asymmetrically dominated lines and curves for the beauty of unbalance.
Unbalanced contrast made out of cotton contributes to the mass market by offering professional working women positive aspects of clothing attributes such as comfort, washability, durability, affordability, and high fashion.