Growing up in a family of orthopedic technicians and prostheses constructors, Annelie Gross understands more than many designers that many of us were not blessed by nature with a perfectly functioning body. Her background fostered within her a knowledge and interest in unusual body shapes and special materials. This piece, "Scoliosis", is part of her work in the the Fashion Artefacts program at the London College of Fashion, highlighting clothing items that "distort and restrict the body and by that cause the very opposite of what is meant to be healthy, "she observes, which is "a phenomena...often seen in fashion.''
Here is a video of how her pieces look on bodies in motion:
- Lesley Scott