Yarra Valley Grammer School
RAW: an unholy trinity
Attempting to unveil the sinister aspects of the human psyche, often suppressed in contemporary society, my garment embodies the three prominent dimensions of this inhibited trinity; mortality, sexuality and emotional vulnerability. Thus, my theme focuses on the ‘RAW’, the unrefined part of ourselves that eventually force themselves to be acknowledged, if repressed for too long. In my garment, the three patches on the man’s face symbolise this upheaval. The majority of my product is made out of linen, with the face being ‘drawn’ using a sewing machine and the patches being screen printed. My end-user, an old Czechoslovakian philosopher, requested the garment, specifying its need to represent the concepts outlined above.