Last December I participated of a super nice photo shoot for one of my husband projects. He’s doing his master’s in mechanical engineering and it might seem wired that he developed a fashion – design project, right? Yep, it can. But it’s actually something that students can do here!
Back in Brazil, when we enroll to a course it comes with specific classes which you have to attend and you can’t move around in other colleges. Yet in Finland – and I guess that in other Unis around Europe – you can enroll in any other class of interest. This is so great, because my husbands wants to change his occupation area in the engineering and this opportunity expands his knowledge!
At the experimental textile design class they have learned how different types of fabric are made and it also helped them to develop one’s creativity. They mix engineering, arts, fashion and design students to make them work and deliver a project together. So imagine how this experience was important for a super technical engineer! It just made him think out of the box!!
Apart of the group project, they had to make an individual one which the students had to choose a main feature out of the options given and a secondary that should be related to the first. My husband choose elasticity as first and resonance as second.
During the various researches he did, he had the idea of working with origami and applying it to fabric! Initially, he wanted to use it for an armchair seat, but it would be quite complex to make it in a short time. So after a brainstorming, I suggested to produce a skirt and I would help him put it together and even wear it for the picture!
We made it out together and everything was handmade, from the design of the origami to the seams themselves. His project was one with more different types of samples (even more that we took pictures) and the teachers couldn’t had been happier with his engagement and development! Not to say that he was the one who photographed me!
For those of you around Finland, his samples and the other student’s are on an exhibition on the 6th floor of the Arabia campus of Aalto University in Helsinki until the end of January!
Besides the skirt, please appreciate the other cool samples he made!
This boy is art and I couldn’t be more proud of his hard work!
I loved it and you?