White T: Orthogonal

White T: Orthogonal

 
1-	A model stands against a white wall wearing a white garment. The sleeves have been cut so that the fabric forms a Y-shaped yoke around the models neck. At mid-chest, the base of the yoke meets the rest of the fabric, which forms a straight line across the torso and continuing in cuff sleeves around the model’s elbows. The fabric from torso to mid-thigh has been sewn into many vertical pleats. An X of black tape covers the model’s nipples.
2-	Close-up showing the right side of the garment, centered on where the yoke meets the rest of the fabric.
3-	The model stands in profile, showing that the cuff sleeves are loose and the back of the garment is without pleats.
4-	The model stands half obscured by a wall, showing the right side of the garment, right arm bent down at a right angle.
5-	The model stands half obscured by a wall, showing the left side of the garment, left arm bent up at a right angle.

 

The White T-Shirt Project strives to look at the human body as a site for design and exploration, and studies how objects change when photographed. Using a single, plain white t-shirt, each designer alters the shirt based on an individual design principle. The project becomes highly individualistic and personal, as the designer creates many iterations of the T-shirt and works exclusively using their own body as the design subject. This T-shirt is built on the principle of orthogonality, studying the various ways in which right angles can be formed and contrasting that linearity with the natural curvature of the female body. As object and body, the two items appear distinctly separate and disconnected, however, when brought together photographically, object and body are blended together.

 
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