Jardel Thompson-Jones

My main ideas resembled the closeness of humans to the animals we slaughter for meat. The piece being a clothing item implicitly highlights the issues surrounding meat consumption. Clothing is one of the closest things to us as humans. Not a day goes by where we don’t wear some form of clothing- unless you’re a hardcore nudist in which case that statement doesn’t apply. So as with the food we consume it can become so difficult to see and realise the intimacy we share with our clothing. It becomes difficult to actually understand the damage consuming meat has on the body, yet it would be so apparent to us if the clothes we wore became so impairing. This is why I wanted to create a garment that challenged the perception of meat and highlighted how integral to our DNA the food we eat becomes, much like the clothes we wear and the style we are attracted to. There is a huge focus in the fashion industry regarding femininity and how the female body is viewed; so, I wanted to create a women’s clothing item that accentuated the female figure, fitting closely to the body to become almost part of the female wearing it, again highlighting the intrusion meat has on lives, becoming part of people.

 

 

 

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