WAYS OF SEEING: PRIMARY RESEARCH - PART 1
I like the way this face piece acts as a shield or protective armor so it has that aggressive and tough element to it at the first glance. Looking closer at the materials, the metal is very pretty and looks somewhat delicate, which makes me think that it is more of a shield protecting the wearer against an aggressive force rather than them being aggressive themselves.
The crown, collar, and head piece worn in the photo below reminds me of a king in the midevil times. The fabrics look rich and the crown looks very artistic, which gives this look a sense of popculture as it is inspired by the show Game of Thrones. I like that the dressers outfit also has a series of appliques that appear expensive and aggressive since they cover most of the body as protection.
I love that this piece is made from strips of metal secured together. The strips make it easy for the wearer to have more movement because the pieces are easier moved as the body moves. The spike embellished detail gives it a heightened sense of protection because it is intimidating.
This headress reminds me of a knight and shining armor because of its design. It is similar to a knights armor. The arm guards are also very glam like the headpiece which is entirely covered in jewels. These mascueline pieces are more feminine because of these jewels and beautiful details.
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WAYS OF SEEING: SECONDARY RESEARCH
This wearable metal origami made me think of a fashionable spin on metal body armor worn as protection during medieval war. The structure is bulky like medieval armor, but it appear femine because of the contruction of the folded materials, as well as a more fitted silhouette. The reflectiveness of the material is also relative to that of body armor. I think it works well with the soft femine color and sheen, but still keeps it edgy because of the aggressive nature of the pointed oragami edges constructed by polyester material pulled to shape around copper.
The surface of these metal gills are very smooth and appear identical. This seamlessness makes me think of the uniformaty that an army has as a group. I like that the metal pieces are pointed but are likely not sharp, which gives off an aggressive message but is merely a disguise.
I love the way this piece moves across the body. The shoulder piece is strong and aggressive, which flows into drapped chains that give it a more delicate and feminine look. The second piece on the opposite arm is a nice extension and option for the wearer to pair with the shoulder piece. The symbolism of the delicate rose and the pointy, harmful thorns is a nice detail to this piece because it shows it's two sides of beauty and protection.
These pieces show restraint to the wearer which in some cases people would relate the act of restraint to pain. I like how they are cover the entire surface that they are worn on because they act as a shield. The expensive crystal detailing is a chic touch.
This metal armor like viel/shield reminds me of something holy yet gothic because of the crosses at the top of the mark. I like the clean lines because they keep this face peice simple. The dark colour of the metal is also clean and also remind me of something gothic because of its dark colour.