University of the Arts London

Nomination

Category

Rado Star Prize Switzerland for Young Talents - Textile

Awarded

...C'est le pompon!

 

University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins - Master of Arts in Fashion, Fashion Knitwear and Textile Designer

 

Sponsored by:
Remateks Kosovo (Garn), Swisstulle Schweiz (Netz)

 

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www.iahai.international/flaka


Resources

...C'est le pompon!

...C'est le pompon!

...C'est le pompon!

...C'est le pompon!

...C'est le pompon!

Essay

... C'est le Pompon is a final Master's degree project which engages with an ancient textile craft technique - the pompon - and reinterprets it in a new way. The project occupies a borderline zone between fashion, performance and art. It sees itself as a playfully experimental deconstruction or reconstruction of clothing, making use of a traditional textile technique. In imitation of the modular concept of Lego bricks, the individual pompons are surrounded by a rectangular frame. These can be joined up in any way you like, so as to create a garment. This sets up an intriguing contrast between the relatively simple basic elements and the complexity of the possible combinations. ... C'est le Pompon shows how a traditional craft technique can be combined with modern conceptual design in order to meet contemporary fashion requirements.


Comments by the Nominators
Well-grounded research into an ancient textile technique, combined with modern conceptual design, has here resulted in an exciting reinterpretation, which has been realised with a high degree of creativity. Evincing beauty and charm, the designs hover in an intermediate area between fashion, performance and art.