The Guggenheim coat is my final project of the third semester in fashion design at Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Sept 22 - Jan 23). Under the theme "Atelier" we explored shape around the human body and how to create form through techniques in pattern making, construction and material manipulation.
Inspired by the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his theory of the harmony of form and fuction, I developed the idea for my coat referencing the design, print and concept to my recent visit to the Guggenheim in New York. I started experimenting with manipulating the garments basic construction focusing on the shoudler's silhouette. The final product is a layered coat design with an oversized shoulder cut, self-made block prints and lasercuts on sustainable coffee-dyed cotton twill and silk. Both print and layout of the lasercut are inspired by the museum's architecture - referencing the spiral floor plan and rasterised glass ceiling.
In this concept design, I firstly applied my idea of fashion as an architectual construction. In the final photoshoot, I visually experimented with garments as modifiable statics or objects that surround the human body and its movements just as a building, room or urban space. I further portrayed how these forms act without a wearer/ body. This work is the first project published via my platform JOUG.
JOUG is a platform exploring the intersection between architecture and fashion in concept and design projects. It is about the passion for details, remaining optimistic despite today's difficulties, and finding solutions through the connectivity of design, art, and architecture. JOUG is about everything I learned from my grandpa OJ.
This project was my semester's work of the third semester Atelier in design and textile technologies at amsterdam fashion institute (September 2022 - January 2023).
Design, Concept development and realisation, Production, Photography, Visual Design and text: Sarah Luisa Kuhlewind; Photographic Assistance: Hyerim Lee and julia Kaczmarek