“Hi-Def Romance” S/S 18-19
Hi-Def Romance is a set of textile designs based on a queer theme with Augmented Reality capabilities and is created for an ultra-modern, high-fashion menswear label.
Hi-Def Romance, as in High Definition, like taking place in front of a screen, conceptualizes a fictional narrative about a young boy who discovers intimacy for the first time through a relationship that takes place over the internet. In the end, he is ultimately heartbroken and questions the actuality of the relationship. The narrative examines the unanticipated consequences of technology interacting with elements of coming-of-age.
Synthetic flowers are used as a metaphor for the romantic obsession of the main character, slowly creeping, enveloping, and even replacing the boy. A photo essay of my narrative was made in week 2 that attempts to create a series of emotions with the viewer while highlighting the performative aspect of sexuality. These photos were then dissected to create my motif direction and a systematic cross-process between pattern engineering and 3D modelling was used to create a varied range of textile designs.
Hi-Def Romance is a response to the designer’s previous work, and is based on personal experiences and interests