Life is a verb, not a noun!
Second year exam of my education at KADK (June 2018).
This project is about perfection as a concept. It was inspired by sports wear and a French coquette attitude.
It became quite a personal project, because I used my own relationship to my body as a way to communicate my message about the disillusionment of perfectionism. I haven’t had the best relationship with my body (I’m still working on improving that) , so I found it fitting to use a part of my story in this setting.
In my process of developing the design for this collection, I used the silhouettes from an acroyoga sequence that I made with my boyfriend. In the video, I read a letter I wrote to my body, depicting that relationship. You can see the video below.
The title is a quote from a podcast with Sam Harris, talking about perfection. He is a philosopher and neuroscientist and his take on perfection was very inspiring.
To me, perfection can be such a prison. It is so finite and ultimate. Imperfection disturbs and scares me as well, but it’s also a huge relief to embrace the state of imperfection. It is something I want to be better at.
Click the button below to follow the process from this project.
Photo credit: Linnea Skov Jensen
Model Credit: Mette Thygesdatter Pedersen & Alice Delsenne