Chiweng Gan


Class of: 2027

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Paper

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: The "Wearable Art" project aims to create a visually stunning and one-of-a-kind wearable art piece by utilizing the Bristol board as the primary material and implementing tessellation as the vital technique. The project aims to combine artistic expression with precise geometry, leading to a captivating wearable art piece encouraging discourse about the interrelation of art, geometry, and fashion. Consider drawing inspiration from nature, architecture, or cultural motifs to infuse meaning and depth into the tessellation design. The concept could reflect harmony, balance, or convey a message that resonates with your vision.

Spirit is a paper helmet that visualise how our tough and strong spirit protects ourselves. It takes elements from the rebellious punk culture and powerful Gundam mecha machinery, which both emphasise the power of spirits. The work is based on tessellation and origami techniques by hand. The use of repetitive geometric shapes and origami techniques gives it a pleasing aesthetic and solidity, but at the same time the overall fluidity of the shapes gives it a soft and dynamic feel, just like our spirit.