Graduation collection at University of Arts Bremen 2011 "Ease of Well-being" - fashion that supports the human body’s biorhythm and helps to stay healthy and content.
In times of rush and hecticness we can get stressed out easily. The lack of time or pressure from sides of society, family or oneself can cause mental and physical imbalance. The Idea: We create fashion that supports the human body’s biorhythm and helps to stay healthy and content.
The concept of the Korean Hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Within this theory, the body and mind become ill if the flow of energy through the human body is being disrupted. The Hanbok concerns of technical details that support the body by e.g. giving pressure on specific energy points (ref. acupressure) or as opposed to this, giving space for particular moves. It is important to not trouble the energyflow and to keep the connection between body and nature.
How can clothes work to support our well-being ?
In what way does fashion in general influence mental and physical balance and the impression we give to others? fine feathers make fine birds? you are what you wear??
In what way does „the perfect fit“ influence happiness, success, social standing?
How much does the social aspect influence our choice of apparel?
I am aiming to find out if we can create clothes that help the human body to be healthy and mentally and physically in balance. Since I am Half-Korean, I always have been interested in cultural differences. I am interested in researching about contrasts in everyday life, society, mentality or social life – all within the context of the clothing culture and aswell about the Hanbok. I want to learn more about how it might be possible to create unique clothes that support the human body for both diverse cultures (all cultures?). I want to research on the technical-functional aspects as much as the ethnological and social aspects of clothing to develop clothing for well being.
concept & design: Hanna Sin Gebauer
photos: Yamuna Peters