Bundgaard Nielsen - Circle 1 dress


‘Circle 1 dress’ by Mette Julie Bundgaard-Nielsen

The slow fashion concept, ‘Design to Reduce’, is about decreasing the Western world’s oversupply and overconsumption of garments. The objective is to introduce new ways of applied sustainability, through experiments of concepts, methods and processes in creative practices, resulting in a garment concept that will infuse the fashion system with creative longevity.

By methodically investigating the pattern system of the basic block as well as the size- and grading system, Mette Julie is exploring shape-forming cut lines made out of the basic blocks. In order to determine the essential parameters necessary for creating a good universal fit, the lines are aligned with anthropometrical data, body types and grading lines.

The mission is to create a new system of exible, well- fitted basic blocks reminiscing the phrase; ”minimal construction for maximum effect”. Aesthetically, it will require extensive exploration and experimentation in design, materials, function, and their relationship in order to manifest the technical, technological and handcrafted character of the concept.

This investigation will be documented, presented and made available through selected process-garments, that will show the development, from status quo to this new garment system.

‘Circle 1 Dress’ mark the starting point of this investigation.