Parsons the New School for Design, New York, Fashion Design and Society MFA 2016 | University of Technology, Sydney, Design in Fashion and Textiles BA 2013
RATHER, IT SEEKS A KIND OF SUGGESTIVENESS: IN HOLES, IN EMPTINESS
‘Rupture’ and ‘Reduction’ drove the development of Katherine Mavridis’ knitwear collection. She examined clothes as mere objects: tubes of cloth wrapped around parts of the body with occasional holes and moments of connection. From this starting point she created sculptural tubes using her own technique with coiling rope for increasing, decreasing and fashioning their circumferences, allowing the tubes ‘to become what they wanted to be while eliminating preconceived ideas about the garment’. Shapes were also informed by ‘accidental moments of change’ - a shift, a rip, a fold - alluding to 'lived' clothing. The concept is full circle, which Katherine Mavridis refers to as ‘emptiness’: the garment beginning as an object, becoming a garment, and also allowing to be examined as an object once again in its final existence.
Katherine’s participation within the Modebelofte exhibition has been realised with support of the Australian Embassy in the Netherlands.