*NOV 2020*

TAKE A SEAT – VANESSA TAN

TYPE

DISCIPLINE

INSIGHT

Client Work & Collaboration 

Editorial & Publication Design

MATERIALS/SOFTWARE

Adobe InDesign

‘Take a Seat’ is an experimental series conceived by RMIT Fashion Design Honour’s graduate, Vanessa Tan. The project explores the overlapping territory between garments and furniture, with an emphasis placed on human activation. 

Domestic objects and furnishings are reimagined as accessories for the body, highlighting how bodies situate garments and spaces. In challenging the notion of functionality, garments are mounted onto scaffolded structures where the wearer inhabits both the garment and furnishing object simultaneously.

This project was instigated by Vanessa during a prolonged period of lockdown in 2020 in Melbourne, where the role of the interior amplified our longing for comfort, familiarity, style and structure. With restricted public appearances during this period, interactions with the interior only became much more intimate with the parameters of the body. 

CREDITS

Garments: Vanessa Tan

Photography: Jess Brohier (Duval Agency)

Phography assistant: Enrico Kas

Graphic/Publication Design: Kaitlyn Chai

Art Direction: Jaime Brohier

Models: Indah Dwyer & Gracie Jane (Duval Agency)

Graphic Design: Kaitlyn Chai

Studio: Tamle Studios

Assist: Michelle Li, Hannah Purcell

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