FANTASIES OF ANXIETY
An individual becomes truly aware of their potential through the experience of anxiety.
This collection uses the aesthetics of anxiety and it’s relating symbols to infuse existing believe systems with storytelling to create the connection needed to generate behavioral change. It is inspired by Kierkegaard’s concept of anxiety which states that the mere fact that one has the possibility and freedom to do something, even the most terrifying of possibilities, triggers immense feelings of dread.
The collection consists of 12 silhouettes that transition from ready to wear pieces like the Anxiety bomber inspired by the Buzz Rickson MA-1 clearly showing the influence of military garments into couture pieces like the Motherboard dress digitally printed and hand embroidered with custom laser cut mirrored patterns blending together handcraft techniques and technology. Other couture pieces with boundary-pushing construction like the Dataspace dress digitally printed with patterns that are computationally distorted create a defamiliarizing feeling freeing the spectator from the automation of perception. The color palette slowly fuses dark and dusty shades with vivid and optimistic tones indicating that one’s creative anxiety is to be used as a quality that contributes to being able to effectively realize projects.