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Reframe by Jian Da Huang


Photo by BarBattles 2017

Photo by Ronald Smits

With ‘Reframe’, Jian Da Huang creates an accessory collection of soft 2D shapes that add an architectural structure to clothing. Jian was inspired by the use of bones to do the same. Traditionally bones were hidden in clothing, such as corsets and hoop skirts, sculpting forms from within. With these designs, he applies a framework of soft bone-like elements that change the silhouette from the outside, by tying and draping fabric around them. The idea is to deconstruct existing rules of clothing and to create alternative outlines, depending on the whim of the wearer.

Jian Da Huang