Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
This is a sculptural sleeveless coat dress in midnight blue, made with heavy wool twill. The main body is constructed by folding a piece of the fabric. Although the garment itself is constructed with a heavy fabric, balance is maintained and the weight is evenly distributed between the shoulders and back. This deliberate shifting of focus to the back of the garment is a recurring theme in Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work and the student employs this in her own design.
“Six ideas inspire my creative process based on the dichotomy between comfort and daring silhouettes: an embrace, a weighted blanket, a surface without light, an overwhelming volume, a aconcealing of the body, and comfort".