An Aesthetic Taxonomy-of-Holes in Devoré-Lace

Reynolds, Paul (2017) An Aesthetic Taxonomy-of-Holes in Devoré-Lace. In: RMIT/Swedish School of Textiles Conference. “Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods”, Borås, Sweden, June 7, 2017, June 7, 2017, Borås, Sweden.

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The paper outlines the development of an aesthetic taxonomy-of-holes in devoré-lace [burnout-lace] through an intimate conversation between the practice of devoré-making and an appropriation of Deleuze and Guattari’s ideas as articulated in ‘A Thousand Plateaus’1. It presents a brief aesthetic history of devoré which reveals its use in haute couture being predominantly based upon devoré-velvet. The paper then presents a taxonomy-of-holes referencing holes not as absences but rather a complex haptic and optical heterogeneity in a homogeneous textile surface. This taxonomy supports a vision of a fuller potential for devoré-lace as a fashion design fabric. It argues the case for a more considered understanding of the fabric so that it may find a utility outside its visual cliché predicated upon its alluring and translucent qualities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holes, lace, taxonomy, devoré, burnout, Deleuze, Guattari
Subjects: Fashion & Textiles
Philosophy & Psychology
Depositing User: Paul
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 12:46
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:45


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