Ruby's Fabricademy Website¶
This site will be a documentation of all the work I do over the course of the Fabricademy program. It is a journey I'm very excited to start and look forward to seeing what exciting and unpredictable outcome emerge over the next few months!
|Digital Bodies||Circular, Open Source Fashion|
|Computational Couture||Wearables||Textile Scaffold|
|Open Source Hardwear||Implications and Applications||Soft Robotics|
My name is Ruby Lennox, I'm from Manchester, England. I graduated from Womenswear Design at London College of Fashion in 2021 and since then I have been working as a freelance seamstress and pattern cutter. During this time I have also been involved in lots of activism targeting the fashion industry, pushing for more sustainable and ethical practices with a range of organisations.
I chose to do the Fabricademy course as a way to push my work to new areas and experiment with mediums that I have had little contact with during my carrer and studies so far. I have always loved handcrafts and clothing and my work has primarily been focused on traditional methods of fashion design and construction. However, as I advanced with my BA studies I began to feel more disillussioned with the fashion industry the more I learnt about it,
My final project of my BA explored algorithmic design in an open, user-led capacity. For it, I developed a series of algorithms that redesigned and reconstructed traditional garment archetypes based on recorded movements of of the starting item. With these processes, I aimed to break down and open up the logics of the design process in a way that required repeated collaboration between designer, maker and customer and questioned the current segmented and linear fashion system. Additionally, by presenting design in a rigid, technical way that was intereactive throughout, and as a process not a product, I aimed to explore new ways of engaging with the clothes that we own and the creativity an labour behind them; as well as who can or should claim ownership of both the designs and the final products.
This project was .........
These are themes I would like to continue to explore in the Fabricademy .....
You can see a more indepth explaination of this project and some others here
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