The Body in Art & Design Week 1

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BODY AND TEXTILES

The body is dressed by textiles, we design fabrics and clothes that are used to ‘decorate’ the body. Different styles of clothing that are designed may bring up questions on gender identity, for example, why don’t many men wear skirts and dresses? Are these items of clothing seen as just for women? Are certain patterns designed with a certain gender in mind? Textiles can be used to make a statement about the body, and people use clothing and pattern to express themselves.

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