For this year's competition, I decided to focus my theme around a city; a place defined by its architecture.
This corset is a map, and a visual representation of the delicate balance where man-made structures meet nature. The bright green streaks represent vegetation, the blue areas represent bodies of water, the abstract red projections represent buildings/electric light, and the dark purple sections represent shadows cast by these buildings.
This project was inspired by a Vivienne Westwood exhibition held in Harajuku last year. It was an extremely informative and thought provoking event which contemplated the serious impact climate change and excessive consumption have on our environment.
We all strive to live a better life. My influence may be small, but an accumulation of small changes lead to significant results, and I am optimistic that the struggle to overcome hardships we face as human beings will lead to a more peaceful and united world.
I want my creation to suggest a better future where man and nature coexist in peace.
Using the quilt core, I made the fabric tension.
This corset has a special pattern operation.
What was it like to compete this year? What would you say to someone who is on the fence about entering next year?
I thought it was a very interesting theme. I hope many people will feel free to join.
More details on my blog