Fashion Design Thesis Project
Reinterpreted Romanticism & 1980s (2023)
Eunsol Kang's dream is to become a fashion designer who positively influences society. She loves combining ideas and visual elements and believes that all cultural texts should have complexity. Once she explored the idea of feminism and realized that a woman's position in society has many historical layers, Eunsol Kang examined different perspectives of feminism throughout history and the 1980s in her "Reinterpreted Romanticism & 1980s" collection. The collection reimagined the oversized power suit silhouette with Romantic-era clothing, creating a new fashion that combines two different eras of women's history (social status, perspective, politics, culture, etc.) Through the collection, Eunsol Kang wants to deliver the message of women's strength, freedom, and emphasis on individuality and freedom.
Fashion Design Personal Project
Harmony of Transparent Substances (2022)
The "Harmony of Transparent Substances" project is a collection that was inspired by various transparent materials(or substances). Her “transparent ” project is about simplicity itself. When she creates work, all visual material goes through a process to be simplified. As the image becomes more simple, the message becomes bold and powerful. Dealing with the concept of “transparent” is an interesting process, since all fabric is porous and has a certain level of transparency. And by doing a simple action of putting several materials together(in a simple manner) Eunsol Kang believes that she was able to create this ambivalent layer of fabric that contains a bold idea beyond.
Fashion Design Opposite Project
Applying Jonathan Lasker (2023)
Eunsol Kang tries to see design as a platform or system. The designer creates the system and the participants or any variables in the system create the result. In all of my projects, she started with the question: ” What are the assets for these projects that I can use to generate my work?” The question, however, evolved and expanded to: “How can they play by themselves?” The assets, visual sources that become fragments of the piece, and the possibility of the juxtaposition are almost endless. The excitement comes from the diversity and also the fact that the results were totally unpredictable. She became fascinated with generative design then, and the “Applying Jonathan Lasker” project was driven by her interest in generative art. She invited abstract paintings into my clothes and made multiple variations by repeating the generative process. She created two completely opposite collections inspired by artwork from Jonathan Lasker. Inclusive and inviting approach, she can create endless results within a very specific aesthetic preference that she provides.