Distorted emotions by Emma Gini
"Distorted emotions" is inspired by the accumulation of objects; a way to feel reassured and protect yourself from repressed feelings. Emma wants to give objects a new meaning and purpose, creating accessories or making them part of the garment itself. "You can pile your items, even those that look like junk, directly on your body: this is a way to express your repressed feelings and to let them go. In modern society we are continually pushed to buy useless things, to surround ourselves with garbage, just to feel protected. On these themes I wanted to give objects a new purpose, making them accessories or part of the garment itself, to represent precisely the unexpressed feelings that finally manage to escape from the body by being externalized. Thus creating something unique and beautiful in its context. "
The print of the skirt was carried out by joining various packs of tobacco together by dissolving them and then creating a pattern. The leather accessory was always designed by modeling it when wet on a vacuum-packed plastic shape of a bottle.
The print of the trousers was created with receipts that I have accumulated over the years. The knit sweater was made with an ottoman knit stitch. In the center it has an opening that allows the box of the underlying shirt to come out, creating a drapery that also represents the emotions that come out and twist on themselves. The coat was created with a recycled fabric and has pockets on the sleeves for filter, lighter and tobacco.
The fabric is a classic shirt cotton. The striped print is handmade to highlight the sense of the collection. The pattern was made according to a “shingo sato” technique. Inside the garment there is a plastic bottle that turns over on the fabric itself to represent the emotions that twist around themselves. The bag was created by melting various packs of tobacco together to create a fabric. It represents the accumulation of "junk items".
The pattern of this garment was made with the “shingo sato” technique to allow the garment itself to create drapery. The leather accessory was created by shaping it when wet on a vacuum-packed plastic shape of a bottle and then sewn by hand.
Semi-tailored jacket with opening on the back. The opening allows the top below (which has a box of orange juice inside) to come out and create draperies. Here too these draperies represent the emotions that come out of the body through an object.