Aviation is a fictional 1960s airplane toy. Garment design is informed by the toy’s marketing materials with bold posters and streamlined graphics. Key elements of Aviation’s shapes and colours are applied to pocket details and in overlapping layers of fabric – resulting in garments which reflect the buoyant and abstract style of 60s youth.
Here, graphic design and fashion overlap as the clothing imitates the illustrative and purposeful forms of the poster image. With careful fabric manipulation, two dimensions transforms into three as the bold shapes are engineered into a wearable garment. Overlapping material structures reflect the overlap of functional detail and abstract form.
Exhibited at the Fashion Show 1947-2017, The Art School | Glasgow, March 2017
In association with the Glasgow School of Art