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Investigations on Whole-Garment Weaving

Weaving Wearing

3D viewing room
Different Shirts
Markus Maria Jansen

Weaving Wearing presents a new approach in developing garments from woven material. By creating double-layers a space inbetween for the shape of the body is
defined already during the weaving process and enables wearing the garments right after they have been cut off the loom.

Weaving Wearing explores the possibilities of jacquard weaving for the purpose of whole garment weaving. By weaving cloth as a double weave, a space in between for the shape of the body is defined already during the weaving process and emphasizes the fundamental relationship between form and material as they evolve simultaneously. This way the process breaks with the conventional way of making clothes by skipping the steps of cutting and sewing and preventing unnecessary fabric waste.
As the loom was set with a fixed repeat-size, definitions about garment shapes, wearability and aesthetic expression had to be reconsidered, resulting in shirts with multiple sleeves or trousers with 2 and a half legs. These „faults“ open up for a re-thinking about garments in order to introduce new aesthetic models and expanding the definitions of wearable shapes and production methods for garments.

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Maike Jansen

Maike Jansen - Textile Design Studio for experimental research