jacket project, 2019

The project started with my strong interest in humanistic photography and films of the last century. Fan Ho was a Hong Kong based photographer in the 60s. As my study subject, his work gives me a overwhelming sense of geometric graphic playing with shadow and spacing. He uses silhouettes to frame people or a certain environment as a signature. The visual research starts with mimic images shoot from different angles towards each vintage garments from the 60s I collected. By looking at those garment in various angles, I started to explore the possibilities of playing with shadow silhouettes and distort them to work with space to create structures. The 60s colored films give a nostalgic color theme that I couldn’t resist to work them into the collection to give it a retro statement, which symbolizes a simpler time when people had a very different perspective towards life.