The Japanese have developed a sophisticated system of employing many interesting and beautiful ways to wrap all kinds of objects. This tradition is evident in techniques such as layering several sheets of paper to create a colour contrast or subtle shading effect, wrapping part of the object and leaving part visible, using origami like folds to decorate or add interest, and fashioning soft wrappings from large squares of colorfully patterned cloth called Furoshiki.
this work re-appropriate the Furoshiki wrapping cloth, providing gentle concealment through the use of shape, scale and colour. function is represented by material properties and print design. the result being a series of cloths suitable for wrapping all manner of bodies and objects, which provide protection and adornment. when worn, these garments allow maximum freedom within their accommodating shapes, able to be subject to multiple uses and outcomes.
'furoshikibility' - inventing various modifications of a simple tool or technique in order to adapt it for as many different forms of usage as possible - complexity created by simplicity or ‘complex simpleness.’
photography - David Drew
model - Kaila Cox