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)