bound by binary
master's of Creative Technologies, AUT
Binary gender as a design model in the fashion industry puts limitations on gender expression. Gender is not as simple as purely just male or female but rather gender is a spectrum that people exist across. Gender has room for movement, change and diversity. This research offers an alternative way of creating a fashion collection by upholding the view of gender as a spectrum rather than as binary. Through a range of textile creation and application techniques traditional societal binary gender expectations are questioned and deceived. The practice-based research approach results in a fashion collection that isn’t confined by the binary gender limitations of current day New Zealand society.
wHO AM I?
Daniel Collings is a Textile Designer who works predominantly within the realm of digital knit. Daniel's work often explores the breaking down of traditional views of binary gender within western society. With a background in costuming and visual merchandising he has a huge interest in fabric creation and fashion that tells a story. Currently working towards a Masters of Creative Technology his research explores textile and fashion design process without the limitations of binary gender.