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Object Type: designer outfit
Artist/Maker: Veisaitė, Mantilė
Place Made: Gray's School of Art
Media/Materials: faux leather
Awards: RGU Fashion and Textiles Design Purchase Award
Classification: Fashion and Textiles
My collection is inspired by aircraft, airports and the Aviation Industry as a whole. I became interested in this topic since flying became a huge part of my life once I started studying abroad in Aberdeen.
In order to gather primary research, I visited the Imperial War and Royal Air Force Museums in London, where I had an opportunity to take detailed pictures of planes and these pictures became the base for my patterns. I developed an interest in typography and how it can be implemented into art / fashion. This led to my carrying out research of the typography that features on aircraft whilst the component parts of aircraft inspired me to translate their forms into fabrics. I also incorporated the use of quilting and cord binding to create interesting surfaces.
In addition, I researched the development of aviation work-wear over the years. The main inspiration for my garments is the contrast between feminine flight attendant uniforms and masculine sheepskin bomber jackets.
The whole collection is made from leather because I was inspired by the use of leather in pilot jackets but I included the use of shearling for smaller details.
Cream coloured skirt with broad belt, buckles and cord decoration.
Object Number: ABDRG2019.25.1