Initial draping experiments

Inspired by Flesh Hook Suspension – an extreme form of body modification where a person is suspended from hooks inserted temporarily through the skin – one of the first ideas i explored was creating a garment with peaks similar to the way the skin is stretched when supporting a person’s body weight from hooks. I researched wet moulding leather and considered pleating techniques on synthetic fabrics to get this look.

On the left is one of the first draping experients from this project. I attached strings to the fabric and pulled it away from the mannequin to mimic the flesh being pulled during hook suspension.

Image source: www.bme.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_(body_modification)

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