Defocus highlights the unusual vision of the jumping spider. Jumping spiders, which hunt by pouncing on their prey, gauge distances to their unsuspecting meals in a way that appears to be unique in the animal kingdom. The aesthetic goal of this garment is to put the viewer into the perspective of the spider. My design process began by exploring different ways to force the viewer’s eyes to defocus. By layering textiles of different colors, textures, and patterns, the viewer’s eyes initially become overloaded with information, creating a blurred effect. However, as the viewer’s eyes refocus and notice each layer separately, the differences become clear. This is represented by the separating layers near the hem of the dress.
|State||Published - Nov 2016|