Sketchy idea: Designer creates wearable drawings

19 : 03 : 2013 Fashion : Digital Culture : Leather

Netherlands – Dutch designer Elvira ’t Hart has combined art and fashion to create items of clothing that look as though they have been sketched.

Consumers increasingly want to know who is behind a product, and brands are turning towards hand-sketched images, as we reported in our Scrawl Script design direction. We have seen the trend in interiors, as reported in our Digital Couture design direction, and now it is emerging in fashion.

The designer has experimented with how a sketch can be turned from 2D to 3D, yet still resemble the aesthetic and look of a drawing. To create the pieces, ’t Hart cut out strips of black leather with a laser and applied them to white surfaces. By leaving gaps and inconsistencies, leaving lines of leather that end abruptly and creating messy edges, ’t Hart has created wearable 3D drawings. 

The pieces are designed to change the way consumers look at flat and 3D surfaces by integrating them to stimulate the imagination. Although the project remains small at present,’t Hart plans to create an entire collection by next season.

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