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Elaine Jamieson

MA Fashion work by Elaine Jamieson

Throughout the MA I have been researching and experimenting with drape, taking initial inspiration from 1930s eveningwear. Analyzing and referencing paintings and statues from Ancient Greece and the work of the French Couturiers Madame Gres and Madeleine Vionnet, moving forward to the modern day work of New York based Isabel Toledo.

My work is an investigation with materials and methods. My Masters project takes inspiration from Fritz Lang’s iconic, futurist film Metropolis. In the film, Maria is portrayed as a virtuous character, before being transformed into a robot, where her movement and thoughts are controlled and restricted by the casing of the metal surrounding her.

This idea has been translated within my work which exploits the movement of draped fluid fabrics and freezes that movement in areas employing a variety of manipulation and embellishment techniques and materials. The restrictive metallic surfaces and art deco design of the film has inspired key shapes within my pattern cutting methods and the combination of materials, embellishment techniques and surface details.

Exhibition

– Elaine Jamieson, MA Fashion

Exhibition

– Elaine Jamieson, MA Fashion